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Lot 153

$10
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. History:

- Gen. Israel Putnam by George Canning Hill - Dated 1863 by J.B. Lippincott & Co. - Decorative gilt binding.
- Benedict Arnold: A Biography by George Canning Hill - Dated 1863 by J.B. Lippincott - Decorative gilt binding. Front board detaching from spine.
- Thirty Years' View - Dated 1854 by D. Appleton - Two volumes in one. Decorative gilt binding. 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: $8.50
Lot 154

$130
Title: The Secrets of Mahatma Land Explained: Teaching and Explaining the Performances of the Most Celebrated Oriental Mystery Makers and Magicians in All Parts of the World
Author: Samri S. Baldwin
Publisher: Press of T. J. Dyston & Son
Printing Year: 1895

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed spine with brown pictorial boards, this antique volume is a scarce expose of the methods used by magicians and mediums by a man who created the mentalism act in which unspoken audience questions are answered by the mystic performer (commonly called a "question and answer" act). Samuel Spencer Baldwin (1848 - 1924), whose own stage name was "The White Mahatma," began as imitator of the famous Davenport Brothers, with an exposure-type demonstration of spiritism and the Spirit Cabinet, but soon evolved into a two-person mentalism act featuring his first wife Clara, then later his second wife, Kitty Baldwin. The act had a number of very successful world tours.

The work is illustrated with many bright in-text and full-page engravings, as well as a number of photographs. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.25" x 9.5" and contains 120 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 155

$22
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: $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 156

$40
Title: The Goede Vrouw of Mana-ha-ta: At Home and in Society, 1609 - 1760
Author: Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in orange cloth with decorative designs imitating metal centerpieces, corners and clasps, this antique volume is a scarce historical study of colonial and post-colonial New York from the female perspective, through a presentation of women's writing that extends over several generations. The author writes in the preface: "History is generally written by men, who dwell on politics, wars, and the exploits of their sex. Household affairs, women's influence, social customs and manners, are seldom chronicled, and are only to be discovered underlying what are deemed the important events of life, more by inference than from anything that is actually written about them. This conglomerate history of the lives of the dames of Mana-ha-ta has been compiled with infinite difficulty, owing to the scanty data that have been preserved concerning them. It was customary to destroy all letters that dealt with family life, particularly anything concerning the women of the family, as if in their lives and daily occupations there was something to be ashamed of. Volumes of letters and trunks full of bundles of old papers have been preserved in many families, but in all those that I have laboriously studied, I have not found more than about a dozen written by women; but those were filled with interesting details, and were far more valuable to the historian than those of the men of the day, which were on dry business affairs that might have been of importance at the time, but are of no value now, and make one wonder why they were preserved."

The volume shows light external age/wear, with some soiling to binding. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 8.25" and contains 418 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 157

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Civil War:

- The Life and Times of Abraham Lincoln by L.P. Brockett - Dated 1865 by Bradley & Co. - Front board and endpapers detached from spine. Spine is detaching from binding.
- Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant - Dated 1885 by Charles L. Webster & Co. - Complete 2 volume set. Front board of Volume 1 is detaching from spine. Spine of Volume 2 is detaching from binding. Cat's paw design on textblocks.
- The Life and Travels of General Grant by J.T. Headley - Dated 1879 by Hubbard Bros. - 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 158

$40
Title: The Ladder of Rivers: The Story of I. P. (Print) Olive
Author: Harry E. Chrisman
Publisher: Sage Books (Denver)
Printing Year: 1962 Inscribed and signed first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright yellow lettering to spine, this volume is a biography of cowboy and cattle rancher, Isom Prentice Olive, called "Print." Through the telling of his story, the author also seeks to tell "a comprehensive story of the entire range cattle industry in all its far-flung majesty from the years 1843, when the Olive family came to Texas, until the death of Print Olive on the limestone steps of his Trail City, Colorado, saloon in 1886." (dustjacket text). The work is illustrated with many photographs. Inscription on half-title page reads as follows: "To the Staff and / Students of Rochester / Institute of Technology / Sincere Best Wishes / from / Harry E. Chrisman / and / Catherine A. Chrisman / Pub. + Printng Students / (B. J. Bill) 1946-7" The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.75" and contains 426 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 159

$28
This boxlot includes the group of Animal and Nature 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 160

$45
Title: The Techno-Chemical Receipt Book: Containing Several Thousand Receipts, Covering the Latest, Most Important and Most Useful Discoveries in Chemical Technology, and Their Practical Application in the Arts and the Industries
Author: Winckler et al.
Publisher: Henry Carey Baird & Co. (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1890

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossed pictorial covers, this antique volume is an uncommon compendium of scientific data and formulas relating to chemical technology "edited chiefly from the German ... with additions by William T. Brannt and William H. Wahl." The work is illustrated with 78 engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with tearing along front and back gutters, and fraying at top and bottom of spine, as well as along small portions of board edges. Book is slightly cocked and hinges are cracked. Text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Copyright page has writing in pen. The book measures approximately 5.75" x 7.5" and contains 495 pages plus 32 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 161

$8
This auction lot includes the following group of Rochester Blue Book:

- The Rochester Blue Book: 1935 - Dated 1935 by The Blue Books Company
- The Rochester and Suburban Cities Blue Book: 1931 - Dated 1931 by The Blue Books Company
- The Rochester Blue Book: 1926 - Dated 1926 by The Blue Books Company
- The Rochester Blue Book: 1928 - Dated 1928 by The Blue Books Company - Front board has very slight water damage
- Dau's Blue Book: Rochester, 1916 - Dated 1916 by Dau's Blue Books, Inc. - Spine has very small tear toward bottom
- Dau's Blue Book: Rochester, 1914 - Dated 1914 by Dau Publishing Company - Slight discoloration to 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 162

$30
Title: History of Clarendon from 1810 to 1888
Author: David Sturges Copeland
Publisher: Courier Company, Printers (Buffalo)
Printing Year: 1889 Inscribed and signed

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of an upstate New York town. The work contains numerous lists that provide information on a range of fields. Inscription on front endpaper reads: "Yours Truly / David S. Copeland / Clarendon / August - '89" The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners and light fraying to edges of covers. Text block is intact and solidly bound with age-toned pages. Pages 93-94 lack bottom half. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 7.5" and contains 382 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 163

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on U.S. History:

- Death Valley and Its Country by George Palmer Putnam - Dated 1946 by Duell, Sloan and Pearce - Stated first printing in dustjacket.
- No Second Place Winner by William H. Jordan - Dated 1965 - In dustjacket.
- The Fort in the Wilderness by Katherine M. Strobeck - Dated 1978 by North Country 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: $4.50
Lot 164

$50
Title: Museum of Antiquity. A Description of Ancient Life: the Employments, Amusements, Customs and Habits, the Cities, Palaces, Monuments and Tombs, the Literature and Fine Arts of 3,000 Years Ago
Author: L. W. Yaggy & T. L. Haines
Publisher: Standard Publishing House
Printing Year: 1881

Condition/Details: Bound in three-quarter leather with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce history of the ancient world. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded plates and in-text illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean age-toned pages with marbled edges. The book measures approximately 7" x 9.5" and contains 944 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 165

$45
This boxlot includes the group of New York State 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 166

$130
Title: Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General United States Army
Author: Philip Henry Sheridan
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
Printing Year: 1888 (vol. 2) / 1891 (vol. 1)
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering on the spines and gilt illustration of Sheridan on front covers, this antique set is a scarce autobiography by P. H. Sheridan (1831 - 1888), a career United States Army officer and a Union general in the American Civil War. His career was noted for his rapid rise to major general and his close association with Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, who transferred Sheridan from command of an infantry division in the Western Theater to lead the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac in the East. In 1864, he defeated Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley and his destruction of the economic infrastructure of the Valley, called "The Burning" by residents, was one of the first uses of scorched earth tactics in the war. In 1865, his cavalry pursued Gen. Robert E. Lee and was instrumental in forcing his surrender at Appomattox.

The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates, and well-preserved fold-out maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9". 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 167

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

- Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman - Dated 1921 by Dodd, Mead and Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- The U.S. Grinnell Expedition in Search of Sir John Franklin by Elisha Kent Kane - Dated 1854 by Harper & Brothers - Gilt embossing on front cover. Spine is slightly torn at bottom.
- African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1910 by Syndicate Publishing Co. - Gilt embossing on decorative front cover and spine.
- The Life Story of The Hero of Manila by Edward S. Ellis - Dated 1899 by World Bible House

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 168

$10
Title: The Frontiersmen of New York Showing Customs of the Indians, Vicissitudes of the Pioneer White Settlers and Border Strife in Two Wars, with a Great Variety of Romantic and Thrilling Stories Never Before Published
Author: Jephta R. Simms
Publisher: Geo. C. Riggs, Publisher
Printing Year: 1883 (Volume II only)

Condition/Details: This antique volume is a scarce work on historical incidents of the Mohawk and Schoharie Valleys in New York in colonial and Revolutionary times. The work is illustrated with many in-text engravings. The volume is disbound, text block is intact and complete, with age-toned pages. Title page and first pages show staining. The book measures approximately 6" x 9.25" and contains 759 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 169

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

- Early English Stages by Glynne Wickham - Dated 1963 by Routledge and Kegan Paul - Two volume set in dustjackets, complete volume one and part one of volume two.
- Ferns: A Manual for the Northeastern States by Campbell E. Waters - Dated 1903 by Henry Holt and Company - Gilt-edged pages. Front board split from spine near bottom.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 170

$24
Title: The History of the 323rd Regiment of Field Artillery: 158th F. A. Brigade, 83rd Division, 32nd Division
Author: Charles M. Colyer
Publisher: Britton Printing Company (Cleveland)
Printing Year: 1920

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce history of a unit that saw extensive action in France during the First World War. The work is divided in four parts providing the history, orders, rosters of unit as well as maps of areas where the unit was active. The book contains many illustrations. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Previous owner's name and date appear on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 9.5" x 12" and contains 135 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 171

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

- Rochester in Song and Verse by Thomas Thackeray Swinburne - Dated 1924 by Henry Conolly Co.
- Good Enough for Grandpa... by Curt Gerling - Dated 1958 by Plaza Publishers - Signed stated first edition in dustjacket
- Monroe County: The Sesqui-Centennial Account of the History of Monroe County, NY by Howard C. Hosmer - Dated 1971 by Flower City Printing, Inc. - Signed stated first edition in dustjacket
- Vibrant Silence: A Biography of Edmund Lyon and Carolyn Hamilton Talcott by Carolyn Lyon Remington - Dated 1965 by The Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company - In dustjacket
- One Hundred Years: A Century of Commerce in Rochester, NY by Vera B. Wilson - Dated 1934 by The Rochester Chamber of Commerce - Wrappers.
- Views of Old Rochester and the Genesee Country: From Indian Days to 1918 by Andrew D. Wolfe - Dated 1970 by The Phoenix 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: $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 172

$130
Title: Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
Author: Ulysses S. Grant
Publisher: Charles L. Webster & Company
Printing Year: 1885/1886
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce autobiography by the famous Civil War general and eighteenth President of the United States. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits and plates. The book contains a number of maps. The volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6.25" x 9.25". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.5. 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 173

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. History:

- The Curse of Tramp Life - Dated 1912 by The A-No. 1 Publishing Co. - Stated first edition in wrappers.
- Eighteen Months a Prisoner Under the Rebel Flag by S.S. Boggs - Dated 1887 by S.S. Boggs - Staple binding, covers missing.
- The San Francisco Calamity by Charles Morris - Dated 1906 by W.E. Scull - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 174

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

- My Father's Brain by Jonathan Franzen - Dated 2002 by Belmont Press (London) - Signed limited edition copy
- Personal Geography: Almost an Autobiography by Elizabeth Coatsworth - Dated 1976 by Stephen Greene Press (Brattleboro, Vermont) - signed in mylar-covered dustjacket
- The Snow Geese by William Fiennes - Dated 2002 by Picador - Signed first printing in mylar-covered dustjacket
- The Last American by Elizabeth Gilbert - Dated 2002 by Viking - Signed first printing in mylar-covered dustjacket
- The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality by Brian Greene - Dated 2004 by Alfred A. Knopf - Stated first edition, signed, dustjacket in mylar cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 175

$35
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: $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 176

$60
Title: Shoot If You Must
Author: C. D. W. Gibson
Publisher: Published by author
Printing Year: 1950 Inscribed and signed limited edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce collection of hunting reminiscences. This is copy number 48 of 250. The inscription on preliminary page reads as follows: "To Herbert Howe / a fine doctor and a / fine friend - / with best wishes from / D(illegible letter) / October 2d 1950." The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.25" and contains 46 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 177

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on U.S. history:

- The Political Manual by J.M. Hiatt - Dated 1864 by Asher & Adams - Gilt embossing on front cover. Rear board is detaching from spine.
- Teachings of Patriots and Statesmen by Ezra B. Chase - Dated 1861 by J.W. Bradley - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- Men of Our Times by Harriet Beecher Stowe - Dated 1868 by Hartford Publishing Co. - Gilt embossing on spine. Front board detaching from spine.
- The Pictorial History of the American Revolution - Dated 1846 by Robert Sears - Gilt embossing on both boards and spine. Spine is slightly torn at top and bottom. Spine and boards detaching from binding.
- The American Statesman: A Political History by Andrew W. Young - Dated 1855 by J.C. Derby - Front board detaching from spine. Front endpapers and title page have slight water marks.

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 178

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

- How to Read Character: A New Illustrated Hand-Book of Phrenology and Physiognomy, for Students and Examiners; with a Descriptive Chart - Dated 1892 by Fowler & Wells Co. - bound in green cloth with gilt lettering on spine
- How to Read Character: A New Illustrated Hand-Book of Phrenology and Physiognomy, for Students and Examiners; with a Descriptive Chart - Dated 1896 by Fowler & Wells Co. - bound in rust-colored cloth with gilt lettering on spine
- How to Read Character: A New Illustrated Hand-Book of Phrenology and Physiognomy, for Students and Examiners; with a Descriptive Chart - Dated 1874 by Samuel R. Wells, Publisher. - bound in green cloth with gilt lettering on spine
- Self-Culture, and Perfection of Character including the Management of Youth by O.S. Fowler - Dated 1855 by Fowlers and Wells, Publishers - bound in brown cloth
- The Illustrated Annuals of Phrenology and Physiognomy, for 1865-6-7-8 & 9 - Title page and first 4 pages are missing; brown cloth cover has loss at top 1/2" of spine, front hinge is cracked
- New Illustrated Self-Instructor in Phrenology and Physiology; with Over One Hundred Engravings; Together with the Chart and Character of ___ by O.S. and L.N. Fowler - Dated 1859 by Fowler and Wells, Publishers - Title page filled in: Mrs. Leon Lewis; Brown cloth cover has significant chipping to cloth on boards and at hinges. Back hinge is partially cracked, textblock intact
- A System of Phrenology by Combe - Dated 1882 by Fowler & Wells, Publishers - brown cloth covered boards. Spine cover has tear at bottom; approx. 1" from 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: $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 179

$35
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: $19.50
Lot 180

$8
Title: Rochester and Monroe County: A History and Guide
Author: Federal Writers' Project, Works Progress Administration, State of New York
Publisher: Scrantom's (Rochester, NY)
Printing Year: 1937 First edition in dustjacket

Condition/Details: Bound in red pebbled cloth with gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce work of the New Deal era, a title in the "American Guide Series," that claims to be "the first complete presentation of Rochester and Monroe County." The dustjacket text states the following: "Rochester and Monroe County" contains the latest and most accurate history of the two communities. It provides a series of tours which completely cover the two, as well as several fro driving outside the County in nearby Western New York." The work is illustrated with many full-page photographs and fold-out maps. The volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8" and contains 460 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.

Lot 181

$8
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on New York City:

- The Great Metropolis: A Mirror of New York by Junius Henri Browne - Dated 1869 by American Publishing Company - Front and rear boards are detaching.
- Magic Carpet: Aleppo-In-Flatbush by Joseph A.D. Sutton - Dated 1979 by Thayer-Jacoby - Front cover has small bookshop price tag on upper right corner.
- New York: The Nation's Metropolis by Peter Marcus - Dated 1921 by Brentano's - Spine has small tear 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 182

$30
Title: A Child's History of the United States
Author: John Gilmary Shea
Publisher: McMenamy, Hess & Co.
Printing Year: 1872
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with marbled boards and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce children's reference work. The work is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece portraits, in-text illustrations and numerous plates. Illustrations show brightly. The volumes show external age/wear, with front board of first volume detached and front gutter of second volume showing cracks. Text blocks 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: $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 183

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

- Lettres de mon soldat by Robert W. Neeser - Dated 1916 by The De Vinne Press - Wrappers cover detaching from textblock.
- The Father of a Soldier by W.J. Dawson - Dated 1918 by John Lane Company - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- Hitler and the Beer Hall Putsch by Harold J. Gordon, Jr. - Dated 1972 by Princeton University Press - In dustjacket.
- The Crowned Heads of Europe in Family Groups by S.E. Linton - Dated 1893 by D. Appleton - 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: $7.50
Lot 184

$20
Title: Life and Public Services of John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States. With the Eulogy Delivered before the Legislature of New York
Author: William H. Seward
Publisher: Derby, Miller and Company (Auburn, NY)
Printing Year: 1849

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce early political biography of the sixth president of the United States. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Inscription to previous owner penciled in on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 404 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 185

$80
This boxlot includes the group of Salesmen's Samples 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. 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 186

$28
Title: Samothrace: The Hieron
Authors: Phyllis Williams Lehmann et al.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Printing Year: 1969
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set of Bollingen Series LX - 3

Notes: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this vintage set is a scarce detailed excavation report from Samothrace of the building known as the Heiron, where initiation to the higher degree of the Samothracian Mysteries took place. Excavations were conducted by the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. The work is illustrated with frontispiece photographs with views of the Hieron. Volume 3 contains many folding plates. These ex-library volumes are in mylar-protected dustjackets, and are solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The books measure approximately 9.25" x 12.25". Pages are numbered as follows: xxxvi+387pp, xvi+304pp, vi+116pp plates, 344 b/w illustrations in volume 1, 177 b/w illustrations in volume 2. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50

Lot 187

$8
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on World War One:

- Voyage of the Deutschland by Paul Konig - Dated 1916 by Hearst's International Library - Boards and spine are detached from textblock.
- Memories of the War by Isaac R. Sherwood - Dated 1923 by The H.J. Chittenden Company - Signed. Slight water marks on rear board.
- Aces of the Air by Joseph Lewis French - Dated 1930 by McLoughlin Brothers, Inc. - Small tear at top of spine. Crease runs up rear board.
- My Experiences in the World War by John J. Pershing - Dated 1931 by Frederick A. Stokes Company - Stated first edition. Complete two volume set in slipcase. Gilt embossing on covers and spines.
- Collier's New Photographic History of the World's War by Francis J. Reynolds and C.W. Taylor - Dated 1919 by P.F. Collier & Son - Oblong oversized book. Tears at top and bottom of spine.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $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 188

$88
Title: Indian Outbreaks
Author: Daniel Buck
Publisher: Pioneer Press
Printing Year: 1904

Condition/Details: Bound in reddish brown cloth, this antique volume is a scarce eyewitness account of a Sioux uprising, known as the Dakota War, (the "outbreak" referred to in the title), by a former member of the Minnesota Supreme Court. A description of subsequent executions that took place in retaliation is also included. This part of the narrative is highlighted by the author himself: "The illustration of the hanging of the thirty-eight Sioux Indians, Dec. 26, 1862, at Mankato, is a wonderfully correct representation of that exciting scene, as the writer, who was then present, can vouch for. The present generation knows but little of the perils and sufferings that many early settlers of this Western country passed through...". The work is illustrated with a number of photographs and drawings of the events and participants. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rear cover showing a few stains. The book is solidly bound with clean pages, measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 284 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 189

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

- Nobody's Perfect: Writings From The New Yorker by Anthony Lane - Dated 2002 by Alfred A. Knopf - Signed stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Calder - Dated 1969 by Fondation Maeght
- Toros Muertos by Jean Petit - Dated 1966 by Brussel & Brussel Inc.
- Scaasi: A Cut Above by Arnold Scaasi - Dated 1996 by Publisher - Rizzoli International Publications, Inc. - 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: $12.50
Lot 190

$70
Title: The American Geography; or, A View of the Present Situation of the United States of America
Author: Jedidiah Morse
Publisher: John Stockdale
Printing Year:1792

Condition/Details: Bound in re-backed leather, this antique volume is a scarce second edition of the earliest American geography book. The work contains a fold-out table of distances between the principal towns in America and numerous in-text tables. This book lacks the two maps. The volume shows external age/wear, with rubbed edges and bumped corners. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages with spotting throughout and occasional staining to edges. Former owner's signature is on rear endpaper. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8.5" and contains 536 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

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