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Lot 229

$40
Title: The Animal Why Book
Author: W. P. Pycraft
Publisher: Frederick A. Stokes Company Publishers
Printing Year: c. 1910

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter cloth with bright pictorial boards, this antique volume is a scarce children's animal book. Chapters have titles such as "Why the Sheep has A Woolly Coat," "Why do Cows chew the Cud?" and "Why does the Goat wear a Beard?" The work is illustrated with many color tipped-in plates by Edwin Noble. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9" x 11" and contains 89 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 230

$55
Title: Nimrod of the North or Hunting and Fishing Adventures in the Artic Regions
Author: Frederick Schwatka
Publisher: Cassell & Company, Limited
Printing Year: 1885

Condition/Details: Bound in decorative pictorial boards, this antique volume is a scarce chronicle of an exploration of the Yukon river by he noted explorer F. Schwatka (1849 - 1892), who was commander of the expedition. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece photograph of the author and numerous in-text and full-page engravings depicting peoples, animals and landscapes encountered on the expedition. The volume shows external age/wear, with slight fraying along edges of spine and bumped corners. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. Title page has small library stamp markings in red ink. Front endpaper bears the stamp and signature of previous owners. The book measures approximately 8" x 10" and contains 198 pages. Please note that another title by this author is being offered in this auction. See lot number 110. 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 231

$18
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on New York State:

- The Development of Central and Western New York: From the Arrival of the White Man to the Eve of the Civil War by Clayton Mau - Dated 1944 by The Du Bois Press
- Charter and Ordinances of the City of Syracuse - Dated 1885 by Syracuse Journal Company - Gilt embossing
- Lowville, Yesterday, To-day and To-morrow by William B. Breen - Dated 1902 by Lowville Times Job Print - Gilt embossing
- The Pailion Community of New York State: 1800-1941 by J.L. Broughton - Undated by The Pavilion Rotary Club
- Penfield's Past: 1810-1960 by Katherine Wilcox Thompson - Dated 1960 by The Town of Penfield - In dustjacket

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 232

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on art and music:

- Great Tapestries: The Web of History from the 12th to the 20th Century by Pierre Verlet et al. - Dated 1965 by Edita S. A. (Lausanne) - large-format in dustjacket
- Discopedia of the Violin, 1889 - 1971 by James Creighton - Dated 1974 by University of Toronto Press - large-format in dustjacket
- A Book of Fiction by Jan Sawka - Dated 1986 by Clarkson N. Potter, Inc. / Publishers - Signed first printing in dustjacket
- Kirei: Posters from Japan - Dated 1993 by Edition Stemmle - large-format volume 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: $16.50
Lot 233

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

- The Secrets of Specialists by A. Dale Covey - Dated 1903 by Physicians Supply Company - Stated first edition with decorative gilt on front cover and spine. Slight water marks on boards.
- Transactions of the Medical Society of the State of New York - Dated 1870 by The Argus Company - Boards detaching from spine.
- 150 Years Service to American Health - Dated 1944 by Schieffelin & Co. - Decorative gilt on front cover and spine.
- The Red Book of Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Specialists - Dated 1933 by The Professional Press - Stated tenth edition.

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 234

$60
Title: Our Islands and Their People as Seen with Camera and Pencil
Author: Major-General Joseph Wheeler & Jose de Olivares
Publisher: N. D. Thompson Publishing Co. (Saint Louis)
Printing Year: 1899
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set, first edition

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique elephant folio set is a scarce photographic history of Hawaii and the territories acquired from Spain as a consequence of the Spanish-American War. The work is "superbly illustrated with more than twelve hundred special photographs, colortypes, and new colored maps." The books show mild external age/wear, with two stains to upper outside corner of front cover of first volume. First volume has cracked front hinge, both volumes have clean, lightly age toned pages with marbled edges. The books measure approximately 11.5" x 16". 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 235

$26
This boxlot includes the group of U.S. History books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in these boxlots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $21.50
Lot 236

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of Mediterranean history titles:

- Venetia and Northern Italy: Being the story of Venice, Lombardy & Emilia by Cecil Headlam - Dated 1908 by J.M. Dent & Co. - Decorated hardcover with gilt lettering and deckled pages
- Lucca 1369 - 1400: Politics and Society in an Early Renaissance City-State by Christine Meek - Dated 1978 by Oxford University Press - in mylar-protected dustjacket
- The Medici Popes (Leo X and Clement VII) by Herbert M. Vaughan, B.A. - Dated 1971 by Kennikat Press - re-issuance of 1908 publication
- The Spell of the Italian Lakes by William D. McCrackan - Dated 1918 by The Page Company - Green decorated cloth cover with deckled pages
- Old Provence by Theodore Andrea Cook - Dated 1905 by Charles Scribner's Sons - complete 2 vol. set bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration

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 237

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

- Explorations and Adventures in and Around the Pacific and Antarctic Oceans by John S. Jenkins - Undated by Hurst & Co. - Slight water mark on rear cover.
- Revolt in the Desert by T.E. Lawrence - Dated 1927 by George H. Doran Company - Small ink mark on spine.
- The Authentic History of the War Between Russia and Japan by Frederic William Unger - Dated 1905 by World Bible House - Small tear near top of spine.
- The History and Conquest of the Philippines by Alden March - Dated 1899 by Keeler-Kirkpatrick Manufacturing Co. - Gilt embossing on front cover. Spine slightly torn near top.
- The World's Encyclopedia of Wonders and Curiosities by I. Platt - Dated 1881 by John R. Anderson & Company - Gilt embossing on spine. Cat's paw design on textblock.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 238

$45
Title: History of the Police Bureau, Rochester, N. Y., Department of Public Safety from Its Earliest days to May 1, 1929 with a Record of Principal Investigations and Personnel of Organizations
Author: Albert J. Moss
Publisher: Locust Club
Printing Year: 1929

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering to front cover, this volume is a scarce early local police force history published by the organization that grew out of the Rochester Patrolmen's Association. The work is illustrated with many photographs of police officials and officers. This book contains numerous advertisements. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 7" x 10.25" 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 239

$10
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 240

$70
Title: A Woman's World Tour in a Motor
Author: Harriet White Fisher
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1911 Inscribed and signed first edition

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with black and cream embossing, this antique volume is a scarce account by a Trenton, New Jersey female manufacturer who goes on a world tour, taking her automobile to travel across Europe, Egypt, India, Ceylon, China, Japan, Hawaii and the American West (the car was put in a crate for sea travel). The work is illustrated with many photographs. Inscription on front endpaper reads: "Presented to / Chas. R. Wright / by / Mrs. Harriet White Fisher." The volume shows external age/wear. Remains of the dustjacket have however become pasted to back board and to a very small portion of the top of spine. Cream decoration on front cover shows unevenly. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 8.5" and contains 361 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 241

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage titles on the History of Buffalo:

- Buffalo: Your City by Edwin F. Rundell - Dated 1955 by Henry Stewart, Inc. - First printing, third edition - completely revised and rewritten by the author.
- History of Buffalo and Erie County by Daniel J. Sweeney - Dated 1920 by Committee of One Hundred - Front board missing, rear board splitting from spine. Inside pages crisp and clean.
- Buffalo, the City Beautiful: Its Homes, Gardens and Environs by Mark H. Hubbell - Dated 1931 by The Buffalo Truth Publishing Company - Beautiful Homes of Buffalo edition
- Buffalo, New York: The Book of its Merchants Exchange by George W. Engelhardt - Dated 1897 by Geo. W. Engelhardt - Front and rear boards are detaching from spine, gilt embossing on front board. Leather covering is splitting from front board.

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 242

$16
Title: A Record of the Descendants of Samuel Denison, Late of Floyd, Oneida Co., N. Y., with Notices of His Ancestry, Commencing with William Denison, Who Came to America in 1631, and Settled in Roxbury, Mass.
Author: George Burlingame Denison
Publisher: George Burlingame Denison
Printing Year: 1884

Condition/Details: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce genealogical work. It is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait and plate. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with unmarked, age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.75" and contains 72 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 243

$16
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on John Wayne's "The Alamo":

- A News Release from John Wayne's "The Alamo" by Russell Birdwell - Undated - In wrappers.
- There Were No Ghost Writers at the Alamo by Russell Birdwell - Dated 1960 - Reprint of three page gatefold advertisement that appeared in Life's July 4, 1960 special issue on U.S. politics. Two copies.
- A Statement of Principle - Dated c1960 - Commemorative re-issue of three page gatefold advertisement that appeared in Life's July 4, 1960 special issue on U.S. politics. Contains copy of hand-written letter from John Wayne to Russell Birdwell.

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 244

$18
Title: Rochester Directory 1893
Publisher: Drew Allis Company
Printing Year: 1893

Condition/Details: Bound in half- cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique volume is a scarce municipal directory for the city of Rochester, New York. The work contains street, personal, business directories and lists of societies and associations in the city. There is a great number of commercial advertisements, many of which have illustrations of the products they offer. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners. The book is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. Title page and other pages at the front have been excised. Several of remaining first pages have tears and taped edges. Uninterrupted pagination count begins at page 10. The book measures approximately 6.75" x 9.5" and contains 1148 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 245

$40
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: $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 246

$28
Title: Report of the American Olympic Committee: Games of the XIth Olympiad, Berlin, Germany, August 1 to 16, 1936 / IVth Olympic Winter Games, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, February 6 to 16, 1936
Editor: Frederick W. Rubien
Publisher: American Olympic Committee
Printing Year: 1936

Condition/Details: Bound in blue cloth with gilt embossing, this volume is a scarce copy of the official report of the (in)famous Olympic Games sponsored by Hitler to show the superiority of the Germans and the Aryan race. The work is illustrated with many photographs of the various ceremonies, travel by United States athletes to Germany and sites in Germany, as well as of athletes competing in the various events. There is also a triple-page fold out of opening ceremony. The report offers many statistics. The volume shows external age/wear, with loss of spine, bumps to corners, and fraying along edges. Fold-out has a 2" tear to the bottom of last fold. Text block is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. This copy was presented to Joseph Warren Henry and his bookplate is found on front endpaper. The book measures approximately 8" x 11" and contains 489 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 247

$120
This auction lot includes the following group of antique titles on the Titanic:

- Sinking of the Titanic: World's Greatest Sea Disaster by Thomas H. Russell - Dated 1912 by National Bible House
- Wreck and Sinking of the Titanic: The Ocean's Greatest Disaster by Marshall Everett - Dated 1912 by L.H. Walter - Spine torn at top and bottom. Front board and spine detaching from textblock.
- Sinking of the Titanic and Great Sea Disasters by Logan Marshall - Dated 1912 by L.T. Myers - Front board and spine detaching from textblock.
- Sinking of the Titanic: Most Appalling Ocean Horror by Jay Henry Mowbray - Dated 1912 by Geo. W. Bertron - Memorial Edition. Gilt embossing on front cover.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $7.50. This lot is part of a large collection of books and ephemera that we will be selling over the coming months, from the estate of Lewis E. Shuman, long-time collector from Rochester, New York.
Lot 248

$90
Title: Justice at Nuernberg: A Pictorial Record of the Trial of Nazi War Criminals by the International Tribunal at Nuernberg, Germany, 1945 - 46.
Author: Charles W. Alexander (Photographs) / Anne Keeshan (text)
Publisher: Marvel Press
Printing Year: 1946

Condition/Details: Spiral bound in original illustrated stiff-card wrappers, this volume is a scarce photographic record of the Nuremberg trial by its director of photography. Robert H. Jackson, Chief of Counsel for the United States, writes in the foreword: "Since but few visitors could be accommodated in the ruined city of Nuernberg and fewer spectators in the courtroom, the contemporary world also must learn of these proceedings at second hand. The effective means, both of communicating to the present and of recording the future, is the photograph. This volume contains pictures of the principal events and personalities directly concerned with the trial. It is a running account of the proceedings beginning with the negotiations which resulted in the four powers agreement and charter. It portrays graphically the prosecution staffs, the tribunal, the defedants, the security arrangements, the Nuernberg scene." The work is profusely illustrated with full-page photographs with accompanying texts on facing pages. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 9.25" x 11.25" and contains 187 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 249

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of antique and vintage Cook Books:

- The Marigold Cook Book by Baldwin & Hinds - Dated 1938 by Doubleday, Doran & Company - Plastic spiral binding with illustrated boards, "a practical and useful collection of southern recipes"
- Dainty Desserts: For the Family and Guests with Eight Little Dessert Lessons by Ida Bailey Allen - No date provided by Buzza Company (Minneapolis) - Pictorial wrappers
- Larkin Housewives Cook Book by Author - Dated 1923 by Larkin Co Inc. - cracked hinges

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 250

$45
Title: L'hermite en Italie, ou observations sur les moeurs et usages des italiens au commencement du XIXe siecle, faisant suite a la collection des moeurs francaises et a la collection des moeurs anglaises
Author: Victor-Joseph Etienne de Jouy
Publisher: Auguste Wahlen et Compagnie (Brussels)
Printing Year: 1824

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce literary work by the French dramatic writer de Jouy (1764-1846), a sequel to his principal work of prose, the satire "L'Ermite de la Chaussee d'Antin, ou observations sur les moeurs et les usages franšais au commencement du xix' siecle" (1812-1814, 5 vols.) . The three books that make up this work are bound in one volume. A fold-out map is contained at the beginning of each volume, with miniature engravings providing illustrations of sites described. The volume shows light external age/wear, with bumped corners, and fraying to front edge of spine. The text block is intact and solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 4.5" x 6.5" and contains 262/291/ 280 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 251

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

- Ogden Centennial: Pioneer Reminiscences by Mrs. Augusta E.N. Rich - Dated c1902 by John C. Moore
- Trenton Falls, Picturesque and Descriptive by N. Parker Willis - Dated 1868 by N. Orr & Co. - Gilt embossing
- Lives of Governors of the State of New York by John S. Jenkins - Dated 1851 by Derby and Miller - Ex-library copy. Gilt embossing on spine. Slight tearing on top and bottom of spine.
- The Good Things of Life - Dated 1884 by White, Stokes, & Allen - Gilt-edged pages.
- Report of the Legislative Committee from the State of New York to the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition - Dated 1910 by N/A - Gilt embossing. 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: $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 252

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of suede-bound antique titles published by or in the style of the Roycrofters:

- Club Men in Caricature Nineteen Hundred Fifteen by W. T. Schwarz et al. - Dated 1915 - a collection of drawings by Schwarz, with preface by Elbert Hubbard
- The Holly Tree by Charles Dickens - Dated 1903
- Will O' the Mill by Robert Louis Stevenson - Dated 1901
- Little Journeys to the Homes of Good Men and Great by Elbert Hubbard - Dated 1900 by G. P. Putnam's Sons - This volume contains biographical sketches of Eliot, Carlyle, Ruskin, Gladstone, Turner, Swift, Hugo, Wordsworth, Thackeray, Dickens, Goldsmith, Shakespeare
- Health & Wealth by Elbert Hubbard - Dated 1908 - Tipped-in photo portrait of the author

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 253

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles on U.S. history:

- Plenty of Room & Air by Dan Cushman - Dated 1975 by Stay Away, Joe Publishers - Signed stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Souls For Sale: The Diary of an Ex-Colored Man by Anthony Asadullah Samad - Dated 2002 by Kabili Press - Signed stated first edition in dustjacket.
- Lose Star Marine by Roger Willock - Dated 1961 by Roger Willock - Signed in dustjacket.
- Kissinger: The Adventures of Super-Kraut by Charles R. Ashman - Dated 1972 by Lyle Stuart, Inc. - Signed in dustjacket.
- U.S.S. Midway: Far Eastern Cruise, 1959-60 - Undated by Daito Art Printing Co., LTD. - Oblong copy. Decorative gilt on cloth binding.

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 254

$130
Title: Prints and Impressions of Charleston: Forty-Eight Etchings
Author: Elizabeth O'Neill Verner
Publisher: Bostick & Thornley (Columbia, South Carolina)
Printing Year: 1945 Signed

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth spine with brown lettering and dark brown boards with yellow lettering, this volume is a scarce collection of art work by this Southern pastellist and printmaker (1883 -1979) that offers views of old Charleston and its people. An introduction by the artist provides lore, incidents and anecdotes pertaining to the history of the city. The author's signature appears on front endpaper. The work is illustrated with 47 full-page gravure plates. Three postcards made from original etchings by the artist depicting Charleston scenes are laid in. Another ten postcards of sites and landmarks in South Carolina are also included. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Dustjacket is intact with circular stain on front cover and tears to top and bottom edges of rear cover. The book measures approximately 9.25" x 12.25" and contains unnumbered 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 255

$26
This boxlot includes the group of Art titles 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 256

$10
Title: Report of the Commissioners Representing the State of New York at the Universal Exposition at Paris, France, 1900
Publisher: Brooklyn Daily Eagle Book and Job Printing Department
Printing Year: 1901

Condition/Details: Bound in green half cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce official report on the participation of the state of New York in the Paris exhibition of 1900. The work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait group and many photographs offering views of the exhibition, its buildings, pavilions and installations. The volume shows very light external age/wear. Title page is detached and laid in. The volume is otherwise solidly bound with clean, bright pages. The book measures approximately 8.75" x 10.25" and contains 175 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 257

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

- Life and Services of General Winfield Scott by Edward D. Mansfield - Dated 1852 by A.S. Barnes & Co. - Stated Only Authentic Edition. Gilt embossing on front cover. Small tear in bottom of spine.
- The Life of Francis Marion by W. Gilmore Simms - Dated 1846 by J. & H.G. Langley - Gilt embossing on spine. Boards detaching from spine. Water marks on rear cover.
- Daring Deeds of American Generals by John S. Jenkins - Dated 1858 by A.A. Kelley - Bottom of spine torn. Front board and endpapers detaching from spine.
- Boots and Saddles: Or Life in Dakota with General Custer by Elizabeth B. Custer - Dated 1885 by Harper & Brothers - Gilt embossing on front cover and spine. Small 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: $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 258

$26
Title: Dorothy and Lillian Gish
Author: Lillian Gish
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1973 First Printing signed by author

Condition/Details: Bound in white cloth with red and blue ribbon banners on front cover containing facsimile signatures of both actresses, this volume is a photographic biography of the Gish sisters, who were actresses for over 50 years. The work is profusely illustrated with snapshots, family portraits, sketches, and stage photos. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The back of dustjacket shows mildew markings that have stained the top of spine. Dustjacket is now contained in mylar cover with paper backing that prevents further staining. The dustjacket itself has only minor tears along its edges and at the bottom of spine. The book measures approximately 9.25" x 12.5" and contains 311 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 259

$10
This boxlot includes the group of Science books shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this boxlot, please attend our live preview before the auction. As with all the books in these boxlots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 260

$140
Title: In the Forbidden Land: An Account of a Journey into Tibet Capture by the Tibetan Lamas and Soldiers, Imprisonment, Torture and Ultimate Release Brought About by Dr. Wilson and the Political Peshkar Karak Sing-Pal
Author: Henry Savage Landor
Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers
Printing Year: 1899
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green pictorial cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce comprehensive early book on Tibet, written at a time before that country was open to Westerners. The work addresses its geography, ethnic tribes and peoples, customs, social structure. It is nicely illustrated with drawings by the British author. He traveled with only his native porters into the primitive and hitherto unknown lands of the high Himalayas, to places never traversed before by Europeans. Landor was a keen and trained observer, who skillfully recorded the details virtually everything he encountered, including some superb geographical discoveries. The only sad event was his eventual capture and brutal torture by Tibetans. This text is by far one of the most engrossing on early Tibet.

The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits, photos, in-text illustrations and tissue-guarded color plates. Large fold-out map is intact and well preserved. The volumes show mild external age/wear, with minor staining to front covers. Both are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with deckled edges. The front endpaper bears a long inscription chronicling a meeting on December 15, 1898 of the Noon Day Club of Rochester NY, in which a resolution was made to present this copy to Henry Gold Danforth, presumably on occasion of a serious illness that had befallen him. Mr. Danforth's bookplate is pasted to front endpaper. The books measure approximately 6.5" x 9.25". 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 261

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

- The Lengthening of Niagara Falls - Dated c1925 by N/A - Wrappers.
- Pittsford Sesqui-Centennial: 1789-1939 - Dated 1939 by Arthur J. Hartman - Wrappers.
- And in Penn Yan: When You Get to the Corner... by Dennis K. Murphy and D.A. Mills - Dated 1976 by JKM Printing Co. - Wrappers with canvas binding.
- Mantiou Beach Trolley Days: 1891-1925 by William R. Gordon - Dated 1957 by Wm. R. Gordon - Wrappers. Spine slightly worn near bottom.
- History of the Village of Honeoye Falls and Town of Mendon by Helen D. Cooley and Marian C. Powell - Dated 1976 by W.E. Morrison & Co. - Wrappers.
- Pioneers of Macadon by Mary Louise Eldredge - Dated 1912 by The Mail Printing House - First printing. Limited edition number 65 out of 200.
- History of Macedon Academy - Dated 1892 by Mail Steam Printing House - Gilt embossing. Several pages in rear detaching fro 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: $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 262

$35
Title: Stories of the War of 1812 and the Mexican War
Publisher: J. & J. L. Gihon (Philadelphia)
Printing Year: 1852

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce early military history of these nineteenth-century military conflicts. The work is illustrated with many full-page engravings that show brightly. The volume shows external age/wear, with cocked boards and mildew markings to back board. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5" x 5.75" and contains 192 pages plus 30 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 263

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

- The Balkans, Italy and the Adriatic by R.W. Seton-Watson - Undated by Nisbet & Co. LTD. - notation
- Logic, Semantics, Metamathematics by Alfred Tarski - Dated 1956 by The Clarendon Press - In dustjacket.
- Mendeleyev by Daniel Q. Posin - Dated 1948 by Whittlesey House - Signed in dustjacket. - Discovery: The Story of the Second Byrd Antarctic Expedition by Richard Evelyn Byrd - Dated 1935 by G.P. Putnam's Sons - In dustjacket.
- Cistercian and Mendicant Monasteries in Medieval Greece by Beata Kitsiki Panagopoulos - Dated 1979 by The University of Chicago Press - Signed in dustjacket.

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 264

$14
Title: Degree Service of the National Order of Independent Rechabites of North America
Publisher: uncredited publisher
Printing Year: 1874

Condition/Details: Bound in black cloth, this antique volume is a scarce text of a fraternal organization founded in England in 1835 as part of the temperance movement, dedicated to promote total abstinence from alcoholic beverages. This organization, always well connected in upper society and involved in financial matters, gradually transformed into a financial institution which still exists, and still promotes abstinence. A branch was first established in the United States in 1842. The title page bears the name of the city of Utica, New York, without further elaboration. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The book measures approximately 4.25" x 6" and contains 49 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50

Lot 265

$8
This boxlot includes the group of Nautical 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 266

$30
Title: Helps for the Hostess: Including 43 Original and Inviting Menus, over 100 New and Tempting Recipes with Full Directions for Preparing and Serving Them; besides Many Other Practical Suggestions for Creating an Attractive Table
Publisher: Joseph Campbell Company (Camden, NJ)
Printing Year: c. 1916

Condition/Details: Bound in original colored pictorial wrappers, this antique volume is a scarce early collection of recipes from an iconic American food manufacturer, with cover illustrations featuring the Campbell's Soup Kids and an illustrated description of the company's processing facilities. The work contains many in-text illustrations of dishes, often in color. This attractive volume shows very light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. An addition has been written in pen out on the back of front cover. The book measures approximately 5.25" x 7.5" and contains 64 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.

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