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Lot 115

$26
This boxlot includes the group of New York State 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 116

$35
Title: The Vanity Fair Book
Publisher: John Day Company
Printing Year: 1931

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with embossed black lettering, this antique volume is a scarce illustrated album containing a selection of texts and pictures from the magazine. The work is illustrated with many photographs by Edward Steichen and drawings of artists such as William Cotton and M. Laborde. The volume shows light external age/wear, with fading to edges of boards and spine. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket is intact with tears and chipping to extremities. The book measures approximately 10" x 13" and contains 173 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 117

$65
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. History:

- The Story of American History by Jacob Abbott - Dated 1856 by Harper & Brothers - Gilt embossing on spine.
- The Life of Captain John Smith by W. Gilmore Simms - Dated 1854 by John Philbrick - Gilt embossing on spine. Spine torn at top and bottom.
- The Life of George Washington by Jared Sparks - Dated 1851 by Derby & Miller - Gilt embossing on both covers and spine. Gilt-edged pages.
- The Illustrated Life of Washington by J.T. Headley - Dated 1859 by G. & F. Bill - Gilt embossing on both covers and spine. Gilt-edged pages.
- Great Events in the History of North and South America by Charles A. Goodrich - Dated 1851 by House & Brown - Gilt embossing on spine. Wear to edges of 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: $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 118

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of antique Medical titles:

- The American Practice Condensed. or the Family Physician: Being the Scientific System of Medicine; On Vegetable Principles, Designed for all Classes. In Nine Parts by W. Beach, M.D. - Dated 1849 by James M'Alister - Complete in one volume; Leather bound; front hinge is cracked; front board and spine cover partially detached from intact textblock. Pages show some foxing
- Dr. Chase's Recipes; or, Information for Everybody: An Invaluable Collection of About Eight Hundred Practical Recipes by A.W. Chase, M.D. - Dated 1866 by the Author - Cloth bound covers have wear, edges of spine cover frayed and have loss; possible moisture wear.
- Fashion in Deformity: As Illustrated in the Customs of Barbarous & Civilised Races by William Henry Flower - Dated 1881 by MacMillan and Co. - Brown cloth boards with embossed dk. brown lettering
- The Physical Training of Children by P.H. Chavasse - Dated 1874 by New World Publishing Company - leather bound volume shows shelfwear to 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: $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 119

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of signed titles by New York author Arch Merrill in dustjackets:

- Slim Fingers Beckon by Arch Merrill - Undated by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc.
- The Lakes Country by Arch Merrill - Dated 1944 by Louis Heindl & Son
- Bloomers and Bugles by Arch Merrill - Dated 1958 by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc. - Dustjacket slightly torn at top and bottom of spine. 1947 - Stagecoach Towns by Arch Merrill - Dated 1947 by Louis Heindl & Son
- Rochester Sketchbook by Arch Merrill - Dated 1946 by Louis Heindl

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 120

$45
Title: The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America; or, the Culture, Propagation, and Management, in the Garden and Orchard, of Fruit Trees Generally; with Descriptions of all the Finest Varieties of Fruit, Native and Foreign, Cultivated in this Country
Author: A. J. Downing
Publisher: Wiley and Putnam
Printing Year: 1847

Condition/Details: Bound in green blindstamped cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early work on horticulture. The work is illustrated with many in-text engravings and drawings. The volume shows external age/wear, with soiling to binding and chipping to top and bottom of spine. Text block is intact with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing and staining. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.75" and contains 594 pages plus 26 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 121

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on the Adirondacks:

- Folklore from the Adirondack Foothills by Howard Thomas - Dated 1971 by Prospect Books - In dustjacket
- Adirondack Country by William Chapman White - Dated 1967 by Random House - In dustjacket
- The Adirondack Reader by Paul F. Jamieson - Dated 1964 by The Macmillian Company - First printing in dustjacket
- The Adirondack Park: A Political History by Frank Graham, Jr. - Dated 1978 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated first edition in dustjacket
- Holiday Tales: Christmas in the Adirondacks by W.H.H. Murray - Dated 1897 by Springfield Printing and Binding Company
- The Heydays of the Adirondacks by Maitland C. De Sormo - Dated 1974 by The George Little Press - 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: $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 122

$60
Title: The Dessert Book: A Complete Manual from the Best American and Foreign Authorities with Original Economical Recipes
Author: A Boston Lady
Publisher: J. E. Tilton and Company
Printing Year: 1872

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright ornate gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of dessert recipes. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor soiling to covers and cracked front hinge. Text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional spotting. Title page shows stain to bottom left-hand corner and faint stains along side edge. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.75" and contains 202 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 123

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Exploration and Travel:

- The Australian Wanderers by Mrs. R. Lee - Undated by Lee & Shepard - Full of illustrations.
- The South Sea Whaler by W.H.G. Kingston - Dated 1884 by T. Nelson and Sons - Decorative gilt binding.
- Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature by G. Hartwig - Dated 1872 by Bill, Nichols & Company - Decorative gilt binding. Front board detaching from spine, which is slightly torn at top.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 124

$110
Title: The Grapes of New York: Report of the New York Agricultural Experiment Station for the Year 1907 II
Author: U. P. Hedrick et al.
Publisher: J. B. Lyon Company, State Publishers (Albany, NY)
Printing Year: 1908

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is the scarce standard work on grapes by Hedrick and the Agricultural Experiment Station. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Edward Stanford Rogers, and many color prints of grapes and grapevines. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with pages with dampstains to margins throughout. Pages 71-72 have loss of material to bottom outside corner. The book measures approximately 9.75" x 12" and contains 564 pages. 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 125

$22
This boxlot includes the group of U.S. History books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in these boxlots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 126

$24
Title: The Parker Gun: 1895 Showroom Catalog
Author: Larry L. Baer
Publisher: Josten's/American Yearbook Company (Vasalia, California)
Printing Year: 1974 Limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to front cover depicting a cocked rifle, this antique oblong volume is one of 500 copies of an 1895 illustrated price catalog "reproduced by Larry L. Baer in it's (sic) form from the only copy known to exist." The volume shows external age/wear, with boards slightly warped. The book is solidly bound with clean pages that show illustrations nicely. The book measures approximately 19.5" x 7.75" and contains 38 unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 127

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on Chicago History:

- History of the Great Fires in Chicago and the West by E.J. Goodspeed - Dated 1871 by H.S. Goodspeed - Gilt embossing on spine.
- The Great Chicago Theatre Disaster by Marshall Everett - Dated 1904 by Publishers Union of America - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Chicago's Accomplishments and Leaders by Glenn A. Bishop - Dated 1932 by Bishop Publishing Company - Stated first edition. 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 128

$90
Title: History of Rochester and Monroe County, New York: From the Earliest Historic Times to the Beginning of 1907
Author: William F. Peck
Publisher: Pioneer Publishing Company
Printing Year: 1908
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce regional history of Rochester with biographical sketches of its prominent citizens. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, maps, portraits and "views." The volumes show external age/wear, with rubbing to edges and spine, and minor loss of material to extremities. Volumes are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges. The books measure approximately 9.25" x 11.5". 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 129

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

- Centennial Portfolio: A Souvenir of the International Exhibition - Dated 1876 - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Over 100 illustrations. Front board detaching from spine.
- The Henderson-Fulton Celebration by Edward Hagaman Hall - Dated 1910 by J.B. Lyon Company - Complete two volume set. Decorative gilt on front covers and spines.
- The Story of Pennsylvania at the World's Fair, St. Louis, 1904 by James H. Lambert - Dated 1905 by The Pennsylvania Commission - Two volume set with decorative gilt on front covers and spines.

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 130

$60
Title: Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great (Anniversary Edition)
Author: Elbert Hubbard
Publisher: William H. Wise & Co.
Printing Year: 1922
Number of Volumes: Complete 14 volume set

Notes: Bound in embossed brown cloth with paper spine titles, this antique set is a scarce collection of biographical sketches, originally published by the author on a monthly basis between 1895 and 1909 by his "Roycroft Press," a press specifically created for the publication of these biographies. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits. Each section of the book about a different historical figure and/or artist starts with a full page portrait of that artist. Each volume groups biographies into a theme, which are presented in the following manner: Vol. I: Good Men and Great, Vol. II: Great Women, Vol. III: American Statesmen, Vol. IV: Eminent Painters, Vol. V: English Authors, Vol. VI: Eminent Artists, Vol. VII: Eminent Orators, Vol. VIII: Great Philosophers, Vol. IX: Great Reformers, Vol. X: Great Teachers, Vol. XI: Great Businessmen, Vol. XII: Great Scientists, Vol. XIII: Great Lovers, Vol. XIV: Great Musicians. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Top edge gilt with other edges . The books measure approximately 6.25" x 8.5". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50. 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 131

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

- Proceedings of the Executive Board of the City of Rochester, NY - Dated 1889 by Union and Advertiser Co. - front and rear board are detached from spine
- Rochester in History by Henry Clay Maine - Dated 1922 by Wegman-Walsh Press, Inc. - front board is detaching at top of spine
- Notable Men of Rochester and Vicinity by George C. Bragdon - Dated 1902 by Dwight J. Stoddard - rear board detached from spine, some pages stuck together, gilt embossing and gilt-edged pages
- The Biographical Record of the City of Rochester and Monroe County, NY - Dated 1902 by S.J. Clarke Publishing Co. - In paper dustjacket, front board detached, spine very torn.
- A History of the City of Rochester From the Earliest Times by John Devoy - Dated 1895 by The Post Express Printing Company - front board detaching, gilt embossing.

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 132

$35
Title: Landmarks of Monroe County, New York: Containing an Historical Sketch of Monroe County and the City of Rochester, The Bench and Bar of Monroe County, The Geology of the County
Authors: William F. Peck, Thomas Raines, Herman LeRoy Fairchild
Publisher: Boston History Company, Publishers (Boston)
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in three quarter leather with raised bands and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce New York regional history. The work is divided in two parts, with the second offering "brief historical sketches of the towns of the county with biography and family history." The volume illustrated with many photographic portraits of the prominent citizens of the area. The book shows external age/wear, with gutter of front board cracked and taped. Front hinge has also been taped, rear hinge is cracked. Text block is intact with clean, gilt-edged pages. The book measures approximately 7.75" x 10" and contains 492/339 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 133

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

- The Princeton Bric-A-Brac by Henry Gibbes Gilland et al - Dated 1914 by E.A. Wright Bank Note Co. - Oblong. Volume XL. Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- The Yale Class Book 1901 by Frederic R. Haight & James A. Parker - Dated 1901 by The Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Company - Decorative gilt on front cover.
- Smith College Class Book 1917 - Dated 1917 by Hausauer-Jones Printing Company - Decorative gilt on front cover, which is detaching from spine.
- The 1929 Cornellian - Dated 1929 by Class of 1929 of Cornell University - Volume 61

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 134

$60
Title: The Columbian World's Fair Atlas
Publisher: uncredited
Printing Year: c. 1893

Condition/Details: This large antique World's Fair atlas is illustrated with color maps and many engraved illustrations. A number of the maps span facing pages and are bound on continuous sheets. Areas covered by the maps include all the continents, and all the states and territories of the United States, as well as the following countries and regions: Austria, Australia, Belgium, Central America, China, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, England, France, Germany Greece, Holland, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Oceanica, Palestine, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tasmania, United States, Wales. The following cities are represented through maps and plans: Boston, Berlin, Calcutta, Constantinople, Chicago, Jerusalem, London, Naples, New York, Paris, Philadelphia, St. Petersburg. Several biblical maps are also included. The engravings offers views of the following buildings at the World's Fair: Administration Building, Agricultural Building, Agricultural and Machinery Hall, Electrical Building, Fine Arts Building, Fisheries Building, Government Building, Horticultural Building, Illinois State Building, Machinery Hall, Manufacture and Liberal Arts Building, Mines and Mining Building, Transportation Building, Woman's Building, World's Fair Building, as well as a general ground plan of the fair. Additional engravings feature important buildings and landmarks in Chicago such as: Alexian Brothers' Hospital, Calumet Club, Chicago Medical College, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Cook County Hospital, Cook County Infirmary, Cook County Insane Asylum, Court House (before the fire), Court House in 1852, Crib, Criminal Court Building, First Regiment Armory, Foundling's Home, Hahnemann Medical College, Historical Society, Homeopathic College, Hospital for Women and Children, Marine Hospital, Masonic Temple, Michael Reese Hospital, Old Fellow's Hospital, Old City Hall, Old Fort Dearborn (1803), Old Kinzie Mansion, Old People's Home, Rush Medical College, Union League Club House, Water Tower, Water Works, Water Works in 1854, Wolf's Point in 1870, Wolf's and Miller's Taverns, Woman's Temperance Temple, Woman's Medical College. There are also the following views in parks and along residence streets: Adams and Aberdeen Sts, Drexel Fountain, first building erected after the fire, Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Jefferson Park, Jackson Park, Lincoln Park, Michigan Ave and 22d St, Ontario and Rush Sts, Prairie Ave and 20th St, Prairie Ave and 22d St, Ruins after the fire, Union Park, Washington Drive. The atlas shows some external age/wear. Hinges are cracked and textblock is intact with age-toned pages. The colors are vivid and the maps show beautifully. The atlas measures approximately 11.5" x 13.5" and contains 192 pages plus two pages of advertisements. 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 135

$26
This boxlot includes the group of Rochester, NY 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. 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 136

$45
Title: Four American Universities: Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Columbia
Publisher: Harper & Brothers, Publishers
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in dark gray cloth with decorative front cover and spine, this antique volume is a scarce early illustrated history of four ivy league colleges. The work is contains in-text and full-page illustrations, including fold-out bird's eye views of the campuses of each of the four universities. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor soiling to front cover. The book is solidly bound with clean. unmarked pages that show damp stain to area of the top inside corners of the first 15 pages. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains 190 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 137

$10
This auction lot includes the following group antique of titles on S.F. earthquake history:

- Complete Story of San Francisco's Terrible Calamity of Earthquake and Fire by Alexander P. Livingstone - Undated by The Continental Publishing House - Gilt embossing on front cover. Front and rear boards detaching from spine. Cat's paw design on textblock.
- The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire by Charles Morris - Dated 1906 by W.E. Scull - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Both boards detaching from spine. Spine slightly torn at top and bottom.
- Complete Story of the San Francisco Earthquake by Marshall Everett - Dated 1906 by The Bible 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: $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 138

$110
Title: Dance Drawings of Martha Graham
Author: Charlotte Trowbridge
Publisher: Dance Observer
Printing Year: 1945 Signed by Martha Graham and inscribed by Trowbridge

Condition/Details: Bound in original wrappers, this volume is a scarce collection of drawings by the famous American dancer and choreographer, regarded as one of the foremost pioneers of modern dance. This work contains a one-page foreword by Graham and a preface by James Johnson Sweeney. Graham's signature appears under her name at the end of the foreword. The work is profusely illustrated with black-and-white sketches and drawings. The author's inscription on the half-title page reads as follows: "With all deep appreciation / for the wonderful help / on this work - to Bill - / With all best wishes ever / Charlotte / Trowbridge." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.5" x 10" and contains unnumbered pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 139

$6
This boxlot includes the group of Zoology 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 140

$60
Title: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
Editors: Robert Underwood Johnson & Clarence Clough Buel
Publisher: Century Co.
Printing Year: 1887
Number of Volumes: Complete 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in olive cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce military history of the United States Civil War based on contributions by participants and eyewitnesses. The editors write in their preface: "The chief motive has been strict fairness to the testimony of both sides, and the chief endeavors have been to prove every important statement by the 'Official Records' and other trustworthy documents, and to spare no pains in the interest of elucidation and accuracy." The work is illustrated with frontispieces, engravings, in-text drawings and maps. Volumes II and III show mild external age/wear, volumes I and IV have mildew markings on bottom outside corners of both front and rear boards that extend onto adjacent parts of endpapers. Hinges of volume I are beginning to crack; back hinges of volumes III and IV are cracked. All volumes have clean, lightly age toned pages. Previous owner's name appears on preliminary pages. The books measure approximately 8" x 11.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50. 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 141

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique NY State Bulletins and Surveys:

- Horn and Bone Implements of the New York Indians by William M. Beauchamp - Dated 1902 by Albany University of the State of New York - Bulletin of the New York State Museum series. Wrappers, spine torn slightly at top and bottom.
- An Ecological Survey of the Vegetation of Monroe County, NY by Royal Eastman Shanks - Dated 1966 by The Academy Rochester, NY - Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science series. Wrappers.
- Heavy Minerals in the Glacial Drift of Western New York by G. Gordon Connally - Dated 1960 by The Academy Rochester, NY - Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science series. Wrappers.
- A List of Aphids of New York by Mortimer Demarest Leonard - Dated 1963 by The Academy Rochester, NY - Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science series. Wrappers.
- A Bird in Seneca Archeology by Charles Foster Wray - Dated 1964 by The Academy Rochester, NY - Proceedings of the Rochester Academy of Science series. Wrappers.
- Polished Stone Articles Used By the New York Aborigines Before and During European Occupation by William M. Beauchamp - Dated 1897 by Albany University of the State of New York - Bulletin of the New York State Museum Series. Wrappers, spine slightly torn at top and bottom.
- Earthenware of the New York Aborigines by William M. Beauchamp - Dated 1898 by Albany University of the State of New York - Bulletin of the New York State Museum Series. Wrappers, spine slightly torn at top and bottom.
- The Genesee Country: A Field Guide to Various Natural Features which Reveal the Geologic Past by Thomas G. Payne - Dated 1938 by Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences - Spine detached, water damaged has sealed last 30 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: $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 142

$35
Title: Koppermaandagprenten: Verkenning van een Nederlandse grafische traditie / Copper Monday Prints: Observations on a Dutch Printing Tradition
Author: Johan de Zoete & Martien Versteeg
Publisher: Koninklijk Verbond van Grafische Ondernemingen (Amsterdam)
Printing Year: 1991 Limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in reddish brown cloth with bright embossing, this folio contains a scarce history of a particular phenomenon of Dutch printing. "One of the traditions of the Dutch printers' past is the celebration of Copper Monday, the Monday following Epiphany. Initially a popular holiday, during the Middle Ages the guilds used to make a grand celebrations of it because it happened to to be the last day of Yule. It was only to be expected that at a later date the journeymen printers should also take a part in it. By and by, as the 'sacred' art of printing acquired a more secular character, broadsheets were printed on behalf of the different trades (e.g. lamplighters) for sale during Yule. They consisted of obligatory, rather primitively executed illustrations in the production of which the sellers had no part whatsoever. An exception to this general rule were the journeymen printers: they were the only ones capable of making their own print. The emergence of broadsheets and prints as a feature of Copper Monday celebrations did not happen from one day to the next, and only a few prints dating from the eighteenth century are known. In the nineteenth century, when the eighteenth-century Enlightenment reached the majority of mankind, more attention came to be paid to the common man, a term here used to describe those who could not be reckoned among the upper stratum of society, which in the preceding centuries had determined cultural life. It seems that only in that century was it - once more - discovered that working men and women too were able to express themselves in art. In time, appreciation for this art increased and the journeymen printers, who had the social status of servants, were in many printing-houses, especially in the nineteenth century, given once a year the opportunity to create something themselves. Why they did this, how they did it, and what content they gave it, the authors of this book have tried to elucidate in the following pages." (preface text)

The book contains parallel Dutch and English texts. This is copy number 1345 of 1500. The work is illustrated with many prints, a number of which are in color. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Volume appears in cardboard slipcase. The book measures approximately 11" x 15" and contains 255 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50

Lot 143

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on World History:

- Shepp's World's Fair Photographed by James W. Shepp & Daniel B. Shepp - Dated 1893 by Globe Bible Publishing Co. - Oblong. Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- Paris of To-Day by Olga Flinch - Dated 1891 by Cassell Publishing Company - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Front board detaching from spine.
- Thrilling Experiences in the War in South Africa by Marshall Everett - Dated 1900 by The Educational Company - Oblong. Slight water marks on front cover.
- Beautiful Paris by J.W. Buel - Dated 1894 by Lyon Book Company - Oblong with decorative gilt on front cover. Faded cat's paw design on textblock. Slight water marks on rear board.
- Japan: Her Strength and her Beauty by Reuterdahl et al - Dated 1904 by P.F. Collier & Son - Heavilty illustrated. Front board and endpapers 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: $22.50. 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 144

$55
Title: History of Monroe County, New York: With Illustrations Descriptive of Its Scenery, Palatial Residences, Public Buildings, Fine Blocks, and Important Manufactories
Publisher: Everts, Ensign & Everts (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1877

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of the county that contains within its borders the city of Rochester and the surrounding towns. The work is illustrated with many engravings that show beautifully (plate LXVIII is torn down the middle). The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing and minor loss to corners. Binding is split in several places. Age-toned pages with gilt edges are clean and unmarked. Some pages are now detached and laid in. The book measures approximately 12" x 14" and contains 320 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 145

$6
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: $19.50
Lot 146

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of large-format titles on European Art and Culture:

- Tekenaar by C. A. B. Bantzinger - Dated 1964 by N. V. Uitgeversmaatschappij Elsevier - A portfolio of about 50 loose drawings in cloth case. Text is in Dutch
- Ravenna Mosaics by Giuseppe Bovini - Dated 1978 by Phaidon - Color plates
- Tysiac lat monety polskiej by Tadeusz Kalwoski - Dated 1974 by Wydawnictwo Literackie (Cracow) - numismatic work in Polish

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 147

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. Political Biography:

- The Life of Schuyler Colfax by A.Y. Moore - Dated 1868 by T.B. Peterson & Bros. - Gilt embossing on spine.
- The Life and Public Services of James Buchanan by R.G. Horton - Dated 1856 by Derby & Jackson - Gilt embossing on spine.
- Life of Gen. Benjamin Harrison - Dated 1892 by Political Publishing Co. - Gilt embossing on spine and decorative front cover.
- Tattlings of a Retired Politician by Forrest Crissey - Dated 1904 by Clardson & Cooper

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 148

$50
Title: The Friendly Arctic: The Story of Five Years in Polar Regions
Author: Vilhjalmur Stefannsson
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1921 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce account of an expedition whose task it was to explore the regions west of Parry Archipelago for the Government of Canada. This history was written by the commander of the expedition, Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist V. Stefannson (1879 - 1962). The work contains a foreword by Gilbert Grosvenor and an introduction by Sir Robert Laird Borden, Prime Minister of Canada. The book is illustrated with many photographs. There are two full-page maps, five fold-out maps, and two large folded maps held in rear pastedown pocket. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6.5" x 9" and contains 784 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 149

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of signed titles by New York author Arch Merrill in dustjackets:

- Our Goodly Heritage by Arch Merrill - Undated by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc.
- A River Ramble: Saga of the Genesee Valley by Arch Merrill - Dated 1943 by Louis Heindl
- Southern Tier: Volume One by Arch Merrill - Undated by American Book-Stratford Press, Inc.
- Shadows on the Wall by Arch Merrill - Undated by American Book-Stratford Press
- Fame in Our Time by Arch Merrill - Dated 1960 by American Book-Stratford Press

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $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 150

$380
Title: A Book of Fifty Drawings
Author: Aubrey Beardsley
Publisher: Leonard Smithers (London)
Printing Year: 1897 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce original collection of drawings by the English illustrator Aubrey Vincent Beardsley (1872-1898), today best known for his erotic illustrations. Five of the drawings were published here for the first time, including the tailpiece (a silhouette self-portrait), front cover design, back cover design (publisher's "Puck on Pegasus" device, repeated on title page). Beardsley, of whom there is a frontispiece portrait, made the selections himself, with an iconography by Aymer Vallance. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11.5" and contains 212 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 151

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Upstate New York:

- Rene Menard, 1605-1661 by Alexander McGinn Stewart - Dated 1934 by Heindl Print
- Pleasant Valley: An Early History of Monroe County and Region, 1650-1850 by Florence Lee - Dated 1970 by Carlton Press - Dustjacket slightly torn near top of spine.
- This Way to Podunk: Tales from "Far Above Cayuga's Waters" by Harold Jansen - Dated 1954 by Vantage Press - Signed in dustjacket.
- The Enchanted Years by Carroll Cartwright - Dated 1975 by Exposition Press - Stated first edition in dustjacket.
- A Finger Lakes Odyssey by Lois O'Connor - Dated 1975 by North Country Books - Singed wrappers.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 152

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

- A Message to Garcia: A Reprint of the Famous Essay That Was First Published in 1899 by Elbert Hubbard - Dated 1948 by private printer (Rochester, NY) - With prefatory notes on the essay and motion pictures by it and Lt. Rowan's exploit. This is a limited edition, with this booklet having been presented to Jack Knabl by Eino E. Wigren, and signed and dated by Wigren
- The Roycroft Dictionary Concocted by Ali Baba and the Bunch on Rainy Days - Dated 1914 - "Done into a Printed Book by the Roycrofters at Their Shop for the Divertisement of the Gloomsters"
- Essay on Silence by Fra Elbertus - No date provided - Book has blank pages
- The Mintage of Wisdom is to Know That Rest is Rust, and that Real Life is in Love, Laughter and Work - This is a detached bookplate bearing the cited quotation by Elbert Hubbard, whose name appears just under it.

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.
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