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Lot 191

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on U.S. History:

- Maine Beautiful by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1935 by Garden City Publishing Co., Inc. - States Beautiful Series. Signed in dustjacket.
- Pennsylvania Beautiful (Eastern) by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1924 by Old America Company - States Beautiful Series. Dustjacket worn around top and bottom edges.
- Connecticut Beautiful by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1923 by Old America Company - States Beautiful Series. Spine has very small tear toward top.
- Pennsylvania Beautiful by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1935 by Garden City Publishing Co,. Inc. - States Beautiful Series.
- Massachusetts Beautiful by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1935 by Garden City Publishing Co., Inc. - States Beautiful Series.
- England Beautiful by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1936 by Garden City Publishing Co., Inc.
- Maine Beautiful by Wallace Nutting - Dated 1935 by Garden City Publishing Co., Inc. - States Beautiful Series.

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: $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 192

$60
Title: Moths of the Limberlost: With Color and Photographic Illustrations from Life
Author: Gene Stratton-Porter
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company
Printing Year: 1914

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with a bright black-embossed image of moth on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce early study of moths that the author began in northeastern Indiana as a "work which contributes to literature and science at the same time." The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded color frontispiece and many color and black-and-white plates. Color plates show beautifully. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with decorated endpaper and clean pages. The book measures approximately 7.25" x 9.25" and contains 370 pages. 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 193

$6
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on world history:

- William Tell by Chevalier De Florian - Dated 1840 by Mack, Andrus, & Woodruff - Decorative gilt binding.
- Odd People by Mayne Reid - Dated 1861 by Ticknor and Fields - Decorative gilt binding. Front board detaching from spine.
- The Letters of the British Spy by William Wirt - Dated 1875 by Harper & Brothers - Decorative gilt binding.
- Views A-Foot; or Europe Seen with Knapsack and Staff by Bayard Taylor - Dated 1860 by G.P. Putnam - Decorative gilt binding. Slight water marks on front endpapers.
- History of the Conquest of Peru by William H. Prescott - Dated 1848 by Harper and Brothers - 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 194

$20
This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image. This set of decoratively-bound books offers four versions of Rochester author A. Newman Lockwood's "The Morning Breath of June." Each binding appears in a different color. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. All the books are in pristine condition. 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 195

$14
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. 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 196

$80
Title: Birds of New York ( New York State Museum Memoir 12)
Author: Elon Howard Eaton
Publisher: University of the State of New York
Printing Year: 1910
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a standard ornithological work, a major expansion of James E. DeKay's pioneering work, the monumental 30-volume "Natural History of New York," published in 1844. The color illustrations of birds are by the noted naturalist illustrator Louis Agassiz Fuertes (1874-1927). There are in addition numerous black-and-white text illustrations. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with bumped corners and light staining to covers of first volume. The books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age toned pages. The books measure approximately 9.75" x 11.25". 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 197

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on World War Two:

- 26th Division: Summary of Operations in the World War - Dated 1944 by United States Government Printing Office - Leatherette staple-bound with map pocket inside front board containing three large foldout maps.
- North Atlantic Patrol by Griffith Bailey Coale - Dated 1943 by Farrar & Rinehart, Inc.
- Britain's Homage to 28,000 American Dead - Dated 1952 by The Times - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine.
- First to Fight by William P. McCahill - Dated 1943 by David McKay Company - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Slight water marks on both covers.
- From Fiji Through the Philippines by Benjamin E. Lippincott - Dated 1948 by Newsfoto Publishing Co. - Oblong, first printing.

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 198

$20
Title: Modern Pilgrims: Showing the Improvements in Travel, and the Newest Methods of Reaching the Celestial City
Author: George Wood
Publisher: Phillips, Sampson & Co. (Boston)
Printing Year: 1855
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped dark brown cloth with gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce theological work. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with very light soiling and bumped corners. Small tear at the bottom of the spine of second volume. Books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 5.25" x 7.75". 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 199

$16
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: $22.50
Lot 200

$22
Title: Tombleson's Views of the Rhine / Rheinansichten
Editor: W. G. Fearnside
Publisher: W. Tombleson & Compy
Printing Year: 1832

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with raised bands and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce German-language description of the Rhine river, its landmarks and surrounding landscape. The work is illustrated with many tissue-guarded steel engravings with captions in English, French and German. The volume shows external age/wear, with spine intact but detached. Text block is intact and solidly bound with age-toned, gilt-edged pages that show occasional foxing. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9.75" and contains 190 pages plus . 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 201

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

- Penfield's Past: 1810-1960 by Katherine Wilcox Thompson - Dated 1960 by The Town of Penfield, NY - Rear board has slight water marking.
- Out of the Wilderness: Dunkirk's First Century by Leslie F. Chard - Dated 1971 by The City of Dunkirk - Signed in dustjacket
- Ossing, New York: An Informal Bicentennial History by Carl Oechsner - Dated 1975 by North River Press, Inc. - Dustjacket slightly torn near top of spine.
- Webster...Through the Years by Esther A. Dunn - Dated 1971 by Webster Town Board - In dustjacket
- Eight Miles Along the Shore: An Illustrated History of Greece, New York, 10,000 B.C. to 1980 A.D. by Virginia Tomkiewicz and Shirley Cox Husted - Dated 1982 by The Historical Society of Greece, NY - Wrappers. Last page is detached

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 202

$14
Title: When Foreman and Steward Bargain
Author: Glenn Gardiner
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc.
Printing Year: 1945 Inscribed and signed

Condition/Details: Bound in reddish brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this vintage volume is a scarce labor relations title. The author writes: "The book is written primarily for foremen who sincerely desire to develop and maintain successful relations with union stewards. It is not written for foremen who merely want to win arguments with stewards. The author is more interested in 'what's right' than in 'who's right.'" The title is one in the "Industrial Organization and Management Series." The inscription on front endpaper reads: "To / Frank Havens / with cordial regards / Glenn Gardiner." The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 194 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 203

$6
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on world history:

- The Boy's Account of It: A Chronicle of Foreign Travel by an Eight-year-old by William Culver Roberts, Jr. - Dated 1909 by The Waterloo Press - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- Wanderings on the Italian Riviera by Frederic Lees - Dated 1913 by Little, Brown, and Company - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Front board torn slightly along outside edge.
- Travel Letters to my Friends by Bernhard K. Schaefer - Dated 1957 - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. In slipcase.
- Testing Time: The Story of British Test Pilots and Their Aircraft by Constance Babington-Smith - Dated 1961 by Harper & Brothers - Stated first edition 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: $7.50
Lot 204

$90
Title: The Flora Belle, or Gems from Nature
Author: J. L. Comstock
Publisher: T. L. Magagnos & Co.
Printing Year: c. 1855

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with ornate gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early work of botany. The work is illustrated with 12 chromolithographed plates that have probably been hand painted. There are also a number of in-text engravings. The volume shows external age/wear, with spine and edges rubbed. This gilt-edged book is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. Previous owner's name and date appear on the front endpaper. The book measures approximately 6.25" x 9" and contains xxx 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 205

$26
This boxlot includes the group of reference books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in these boxlots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 206

$200
Title: Second Annual Report of the Commissioners of Fisheries, Game and Forests of the State of New York
Publisher: Wynkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co.
Printing Year: 1897

Condition/Details: Bound in gray cloth with bright black lettering and pictorial embossing, this antique volume is a scarce state government report on forestry and fisheries. The work is illustrated with many color plates and photographs of fish and wildlife. Plates were made from paintings especially prepared for this report by S. F. Denton and J. L. Ridgway. Plates are bright and crisp. There are numerous tables and lists providing relevant data. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11.5" and contains 521 pages. Please note that another annual report is being offered in this auction. See lot number 410. 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 207

$8
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Military History:

- Remembering by Jesse C. Maris - Undated by N/A - Signed wrappers. Water marks lining bottom of last several pages.
- Carry on Sergeant! by Bruce Bairnsfather - Dated 1927 by The Bobbs-Merrill Company
- Military History of Carlisle and Carlisle Barracks by Thomas G. Tousey - Dated 1939 by The Dietz Press - Signed.
- Pictoral Atlas Illustrating the Spanish-American War by LeRoy Armstrong - Dated 1900 by George F. Cram - Oversized. Spine torn at top and bottom. Front endpaper detached 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 208

$6
This boxlot includes the group of Literary Studies 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 209

$8
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
Lot 210

$55
This auction lot includes the following pair of boxed theology sets published by The Catholic Press, Inc. (Chicago) as part of "The Library of Catholic Devotion":

- The Bible Story and Christ and the Church by Reverends Richard Beron & Alexander Jones - Dated 1959 - Three volumes in decorative gilt binding, illustrated
- The Lives of the Saints - Dated 1959 - Three volumes in decorative gilt binding, illustrated

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 211

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

- A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison by James E. Seaver - Dated 1953 by The American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society - Wrappers.
- Ogden Centennial Pioneer Reminiscences by Mrs. Augusta E.N. Rich - Dated c1902 by John C. Moore
- Penfield's Past: 1810-1960 by Katherine Wilcox Thompson - Dated 1976 by The Town of Penfield, NY - In dustjacket
- Genesee Echoes: The Upper Gorge and Falls Area From the Days of the Pioneers by Mildred Lee Hills Anderson - Dated 1956 by F.A. Owen Publishing Co. - In dustjacket
- Canandaigua, 1850-1930: A Photographic History of the Village and the Lake by Lynda McCurdy Hotra - Dated 1982 by Ontario County Historical Society - Wrappers
- A Sesqui-Centennial Souvenir Describing One Hundred and Fifty Years of Progress by Harry R. Melone - Dated 1929 by Harry R. Melone

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 212

$60
Title: William Morris: His Art, His Writings, and His Public Life, A Record
Author: Aymer Vallance
Publisher: George Bell and Sons (London)
Printing Year: 1898

Condition/Details: Bound in blue-green Morris floral design boards with gold lettering, this antique volume is a scarce early biography of the English architect, furniture and textile designer, artist, writer, and socialist associated with the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and the English Arts and Crafts Movement. The work is illustrated with a photogravure portrait frontis of Morris, many plates and in-text illustrations. This work contains two appendices: Appendix I: Chronological list of printed works of William Morris; Appendix II: Publications of the Kelmscott Press. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Former owner's signature on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains xiv/462 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 213

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on theology:

- The Shadow of the Rock - Dated 1872 by Anson D.F. Randolph & Co. - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine, gilt-edged pages. Front board detaching from spine.
- Pressed Flowers From the Holy Land by Harvey B. Greene - Dated 1903 by Harvey B. Greene - String binding in wrappers.
- The History of Christianity by John S.C. Abbott - Dated 1883 by George Stinson & Co. - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Illustrated.
- The Complete Analysis of the Holy Bible by Nathaniel West - Dated 1868 by A.J. Johnson - Decorative gilt on both covers and spine, gilt-edged pages. Spine slightly torn at top and bottom.
- Sunshine at Home - Dated 1883 by Review and Herald Publishing House - Oversized copy with decorative gilt on front cover. Spine slightly worn at top and bottom.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 214

$26
Title: Florula Bostoniensis A Collection of Plants of Boston and Its Vicinity, with Their Generic and Specific Characters, Principal Synonyms, Descriptions, Places of Growth, and Time of Flowering
Author: Jacob Bigelow
Publisher: Charles C. Little and James Brown (Boston)
Printing Year: 1840 (Third enlarged edition)

Condition/Details: Bound in leather with green cloth backing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce botanical work whose purpose it is to enable "botanical inquirers to direct their attention chiefly to the objects, which they are most likely to meet in their researches about home, and save them from the more extended labor of searching for the names of these objects through the pages of general works." This work contains a glossary of botanical terms. The volume shows external age/wear, with bumped corners and wear to edges of boards, and edges of green cloth detached from front cover. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show foxing throughout. Title page shows (faint) staining. Previous owner's name is written on fly-leaf. The book measures approximately 5" x 7.5" and contains 468 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 215

$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. 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 216

$95
Title: Digging Gold among the Rockies or, Exciting Adventures of Wild Camp Life in Leadville, Black Hills and Gunnison Country Giving a Graphic History of the Various Discoveries of Gold and Silver in the United States, the Development and Extent of Our Mining Industries.
Author: G. Thomas Ingham
Publisher: Hubbard Bros., Publishers
Printing Year: 1880

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine and embossed image of miners digging for gold on front cover, this antique volume is a scarce account of mining by the U. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor for "the lately discovered extensive mineral belt of Colorado, Dakota, Montana, etc." The work is illustrated with many engravings. The volume shows light external age/wear, with minor scuffing to rear edge of spine and back cover. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 5.5" x 8" and contains 508 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 217

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on Italy and the Mediterranean:

- A Cruise to the Mediterranean: By Specially Chartered Steamer - Dated 1895 by N/A - Itinerary brochure for Mediterranean Sea cruise.
- Italy's Great Horrors of Earthquake and Tidal Wave by Jay Henry Mowbray - Dated 1909 by G.W. Bertron - Gilt embossing on front cover. Faded cat's paw design on textblock.
- Venetian Life by William Dean Howells - Dated 1907 by Cambridge - Complete two volume set. Large-paper signed copy, no. 417 of 550.
- Florence by Clarissa Goff - Dated c1905 by A.C. Black - notation

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 218

$35
Title: The Indian Races of North and South America: Comprising an Account of the Principal Aboriginal Races; a Description of Their National Customs, Mythology, and Religious Ceremonies; the History of Their Most Powerful Tribes, and of Their Most Celebrated Chiefs and Warriors; Their Intercourse and Wars with the European Settlers; and a Great Variety and Description, Illustrative of Personal and National Character
Author: Charles De Wolf Brownell
Publisher: H. E. & S. S. Scranton
Printing Year: 1853

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early ethnological study of Native American peoples. The work contains full-page color illustrations, as well as black and white drawings. The volume is now disbound. Text block is entirely present with clean, gilt-edged pages that show only very occasional foxing. This book is an excellent candidate for rebinding. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.75" and contains 640 pages (mispaginated as 720). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 219

$100
This auction lot includes the following group of antique decoratively-bound titles illustrated by Gustave Dore:

- The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in Seven Parts by Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Dated 1889 by Henry Altemus (Philadelphia) - Binding shows tearing and soiling, title page and frontispiece are detached
- The Dore Bible Gallery Containing One Hundred Superb Illustrations and a Page of Explanation Letter-Press Facing Each - No date provided by Henry Altemus - volume is slightly cocked
- Atala by Chateaubriand - Dated 1886 by P. J. Kenedy, Excelsior Publishing House - binding shows rubbing and mild soiling, with bumped corners

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 220

$45
Title: The American Ladies and Gentleman's Manual of Elegance, Fashion, and True Politeness
Author: Charles William Day
Publisher: Alden, Beardsley & Co. (Auburn, NY)
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce book of etiquette. The author states in his preface: "The author believes that in America, there is to be found a society as well bred, graceful, and polished, as can be met with in Europe; but as the masses of people, so continually rising in the New World, can scarcely be expected successfully to emulate the manners and habits of those whose position has been so long defined, assuredly it can hurt no one, but benefit many, for them to compare the usages of polished nations with those of their own; and to consider whether a common sense of application of the ordinary observances of good society, as practised in older countries, cannot materially elevate in the social scale, the aspiring and the successful."

The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. Title page shows a few finger smudges. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 6.25" and contains 154 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 221

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on New York State:

- Footprints Through the Glen by Mrs. L.C. Smith - Dated 1907 by The Austin Publishing Company - Signed. Front board is split from spine on inside, not noticeable from outside.
- Fifty Years of Knowing How by Nathan Stein - Undated by The Genesee Press - Pamphlet for employees of N. Stein's Rochester Clothing Store
- The Real Diary of a Rochester Boy: 1864 by James H. Thompson - Dated 1917 by The Rochester Herald Company - One of five hundred copies printed in November, 1917.
- Rochester: A Good Town to Live In by Edward Hungerford - Dated 1923 by University of Rochester
- Edward Bausch: An Appreciation by Edward R. Foreman - Dated 1933 by John P. Smith

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 222

$22
Title: The Negro in American Life
Author: John Becker
Publisher: Julian Messner, Inc.
Printing Year: 1944

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with bright black embossing, this volume is a scarce photographic essay on role of African-Americans in U.S. history and society sponsored by the Council Against Intolerance in America. "The Negro in America" began as an exhibit of placards which was first presented in early in 1944 by The Council Against Intolerance in America at the Henry Street Settlement. Although this initial showing received very little publicity, the demand for the exhibit was so great that the Council soon had fifteen exhibits throughout the country. One of these later showings, at the Art of This Century Gallery, caused so much interest that the publishers decided that this remarkable compilation of pictorial evidence deserved the permanency of book form" (dustjacket text). This book contains a preface by Lillian Smith, author of "Strange Fruit". The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.25" x 12.25" and contains 53 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 223

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on Agriculture:

- The Operation, Care, and Repair of Farm Machinery: Twenty-First Edition - Undated by John Deere
- The Operation, Care, and Repair of Farm Machinery: Nineteenth Edition - Undated by John Deere
- Der Hausthier Urzt - Dated 1881 by Geo. Brumder's Berlag - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Cat's paw design on textblock. Slight water marks around edges.
- Wood's Illustrated Plant Record - Dated 1877 by A.S. Barnes and Company - Decorative gilt on front cover. 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: $6.50
Lot 224

$45
Title: The Art of Drinking; or, What To Make with What You Have. Together with Divers Succulent Canapes Suitable to Each Occasion
Compiler: Dexter Mason (William Mason Wright, Jr.)
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart Incorporated
Printing Year: 1930 First edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with bright black embossing, this antique volume is a scarce compilation of creative alcoholic drinks recipes, indexed by ingredients on hand. It contains humorous introductory notes. Wright (1892-1973) is also author--under the same pseudonym--of the scarce title "Tipple and Snack" (1931). Clever decoration appearing on the book cover and along the top of each page features a dog which incorporates the initials "WMW" into the stylized drawing. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.75" x 6.75" and contains 76 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 225

$18
This boxlot includes the group of reference books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in these boxlots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 226

$22
Title: Calvinism and Universalism Contrasted; in a Series of Letters to a Friends
Author: Joseph Young
Publisher: Samuel Campbell
Printing Year: 1793

Condition/Details: Bound in leather, this antique volume is a scarce theological work. Spine label reads "Young's Letters." The volume shows external age/wear, with minor loss of material to front cover, weak hinge. Half-title page is present, yet title page is lacking. Text block is otherwise intact with age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. Half-title page and rear endpaper bear previous owners' names (Buckhouse family) and inscriptions. The book measures approximately 4" x 6.5" and contains xx/124 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 227

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

- With Lawrence in Arabia by Lowell Thomas - Dated 1924 by The Century Co. - First edition in dustjacket.
- The German Octopus: Hitler Bids for World Power by Henry C. Wolfe - Dated 1938 by Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc. - Stated first edition in dustjacket.
- My Life: An Attempt at an Autobiography by Leon Trotsky - Dated 1930 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Stated first edition.
- the Black Book: The Nazi Crime Against the Jewish People - Dated 1946 by The Jewish Black Book Committee - notation
- J.K. Smit & Sons Quarterly World Review by J.K. Smit & W.J. Woltman - Dated 1942 by J.K. Smit & Sons, Inc. - Volume no. 13. Limited edition no. 87 of 100.

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 228

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

- Chinese Calligraphy by Tseng Yu-ho Ecke - Dated 1971 by Philadelphia Museum of Art - large softcover exhibition catalogue
- The Arts of China by Michael Sullivan - Dated 1973 by University of California Press - Book contains 235 illustrations, 14 in color and 34 diagrams and maps, dustjacket
- Epochs of Chinese & Japanese Art-An Outline History of East Asiatic Design by Ernest F. Fenollosa - Dated 1921 by Heinemann & Stokes - complete two-volume black-cloth set with tops of spine chipped; new and rev. ed. with numerous b&w 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: $12.50
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