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Lot 4300

$30

Title: The Island of Nantucket: What It Was and What It Is: Being a Complete Index and Guide to This Noted Resort including Its History, People, Agriculture, Botany, Conchology, and Geology
Author:
Publisher: Lee and Shepard, Publishers
City: Boston
Year: 1882
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 365 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details: "...a complete index and guide to this noted resort...containing descriptions of everything on or about the island in regard to which the visitor or resident may desire information, including its history, people, agriculture, botany, conchology and geology."

The work is illustrated with two fold-out maps of the town and island.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth-covered boards, and featuring bright gilt embossing across the front board and along the spine. The volume shows light external age/wear, and is bound with lightly age-toned pages. The title page is detached. The first map displays some tears along its folds, with one section detached but present. The second map, which is attached inside the rear board, also displays tears along folds and section is detaching. This volume comes from the library of a historical society, and may bear corresponding indications including spine labeling and internal stamping/labeling.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4301

$80

Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of German photo magazine Photographie fur Alle shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines date from between January 1, 1940 to June 1, 1941. Each issue is profusely illustrated and contains a number of articles on amateur photography, cameras, equipment reviews, photographic technique and developments of cultural/national importance impacting the trade and art of photography.

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Condition / Notes: The magazine issues in these lots are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications. All issues have their original illustrated wrappers; a small number of magazines may have detached covers. Library stamp appears at lower margin of front cover and a date is stamped in upper right corner of the same.


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Lot 4302

$40

Book Details: This collection of vintage cartoon anthologies contain some of the best work drawn in the first half of the 20th century. These cartoons decorated the pages of popular national magazines such as the New Yorker, Collier's, the Saturday Evening Post, Sports Illustrated, and Esquire. Artists include Peter Arno, George Price, Richard Taylor, Syd Hoff, Sam Cobean, Carl Rose, and an exploration of caricature by William Auerbach-Levy.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 4303

$35

Book Details: Useful literary reference books comprise this lot, with bibliographies of Thomas Hardy, Randall Jarrell, James Thurber, and all of American literature from Henry Adams to Timothy Dwight (i.e., volumes 1 and 2). Volume VI of "A Concordance to the Psychological Works of Sigmund Freud" completes the lot.

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Condition / Notes:

These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 4304

$275

Title: Deane's Doctrine of Naval Architecture, 1670
Author: Sir Anthony Deane - Sir Anthony Deane was a 17th century mayor of Harwich, naval architect, Master Shipwright and commercial shipbuilder, and Member of Parliament.
Publisher: Conway Maritime Press
City: London
Year: 1981
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 10.5" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w illustrations and diagrams 15 copies are still in original packaging.

Please note that this lot contains 20 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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Lot 4305

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of new books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). These titles belong to the series "Anatomy of the Ship" published by the Naval Institute Press.
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Condition / Notes: The volumes in this lot display a variety of condition issues. Books show varying degrees of external wear, with (small) tears to dust jackets and (small) blemishes to covers. 4 of the 5 books on "The Frigate Diana."

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Lot 4306

$120

Book Details: This collection of antique books highlights American history of the more adventuresome sort, with "Daring Deeds of American Heroes" and yet another volume by the indefatigable Elizabeth, the shrewdly scrivening widow of George Armstrong Custer. Explorations and pioneer encounters with western Indians, dispatches from the bottom of the Grand Canyon and from the headwaters of the Mississippi, and an encomium of Daniel Boone comprise the balance of this lot.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4307

$35

Title: Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science, and Art
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: G. P. Putnam & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1853
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 690 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce antique magazine compilation of Putnam's Monthly Magazine from 1853 (volume II), which contains first appearances of 3 stories by Herman Melville, including the first installment of "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" (pages 546-557). This volume contains issues from July to December.

Antique volume is bound in half leather, with raised bands and gilt lettering. Book shows external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers. Spine displays cracking along rear edge. Small loss of material can be seen at outside corners. Binding is cracked between pages 686 and 687. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. Pages are foxed. Contains in-text illustrations.



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Lot 4308

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on/by Walt Whitman shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Horace Traubel's "With Walt Whitman in Camden (July 16, 1888-October 31, 1888)" (D. Appleton and Company, 1908, with tipped-in photographs) and "Visits to Walt Whitman in 1890-1891" (George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1918) by J. Johnston and J. W. Wallace.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4309

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on navy histories shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Sea Power in Ancient History: The Story of the Navies of Classic Greece and Rome" (Little, Brown, and Company, 1924, in dust jacket) by Arthur MacCartney Shepard, and a two-volume edition of "Twenty Famous Naval Battles: Salamis to Santiago" (Thomas Y. Crowell & Company, 1899).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 4310

$10

Details: There are ten classic popular 78 rpm record albums in this lot. Their artists and titles are as follows:

Mario Lanza, "Toast of New Orleans Popular Songs"
Nelson Eddy, "Patter Songs from Gilbert & Sullivan"
Al Jolson, "Songs He Made Famous"
Sonny Kendis & Orchestra, "A Night at the Stork Club"
Frankie Carle, "...And His Girlfriends"
Fats Waller, "Favorites"
Wayne King & Orchestra, "Waltzes You Save For Me"
Eddy Duchin, "Plays the Music of George Gershwin"
Benny Goodman, "Sextet"
Nat Cole, "The King Cole Trio"

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Condition / Notes:
These records are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $33.50
Lot 4311

$20

Title: Vive Moi!
Author: Sean O'Faolain
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1964
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 374 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work signed by author Sean O'Faolain. Author's signature appears on white notepad page pasted to front flyleaf. Inscription reads "For / Helen Harry / from / Jane and Bill Hogan / through the author / Sean O'Faolain / Dublin: December; 1964."

Volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped white lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Clean and bright pages display occasional small check marks in ink in margins. Illustrated with a frontispiece portrait.

Intact dust jacket shows wear concentrated at extremities, with small tears at foot of spine and lower outside corner of front panel.

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Lot 4312

$10

Details: This collection of vintage 78 rpm records is composed of real classics, including two Gene "The Singing Cowboy" Autry albums, one by the Mills Brothers barbershop quartet, and the last by Kay Kyser's orchestra playing college alma maters and other "campus favorites."

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Condition / Notes: All of these classic records are in very good or excellent condition. The cardboard album covers show more wear than the records.

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Lot 4313

$20

Title: Comfort Me with Apples
Author: Peter De Vries - Peter De Vries was an American editor and novelist known for his satiric wit. He has been described by the philosopher Daniel Dennett as "probably the funniest writer on religion ever".

He joined the staff of The New Yorker magazine at the insistence of James Thurber and worked there from 1944 to 1987, writing stories and touching up cartoon captions. A prolific writer, De Vries wrote short stories, reviews, poetry, essays, a play, novellas, and twenty-three novels. Films made from De Vries's novels include "The Tunnel of Love" (1958), which also was a successful Broadway play; "How Do I Love Thee?" (1970, based on "Let Me Count the Ways"); "Pete 'n' Tillie" (1972, based on "Witch's Milk"); and "Reuben, Reuben" (1970), which also inspired a Broadway play, "Spofford." Although he enjoyed success for five decades, all his novels were out of print by the time of his death.
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1956
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 280 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this novel. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Middy and Whitney, / With cordial / greetings from / the perpetrator / Peter."

Volume is bound in gray cloth, with stamped red lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine. Faint staining can be seen on fore edge. Binding is tight. Endpapers display foxing. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket displays shelfwear, with darkening and/or small tears at edges of flaps. Jacket is preserved in mylar.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4314

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of fishing and fisheries shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Robert de Gast's "The Oystermen of the Chesapeake" (International Marine Publishing Co., 1970, in slipcase) and a first printing of "The Men All Singing: The Story of Menhaden Fishing" (Donning, 1978, in price-clipped dust jacket).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4315

$60

Book Details: Popular works abound in this sizeable collection of books on nautical history and exploration, but more academic works are included, too. Crisp, hardbound collections of "The American Neptune: A Quarterly Journal of Maritime History" for the years 1955-58 are here, as well as illustrated volumes on types of ships, and commercial sailing and fishing vessels.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 4316

$15

Book Details: This generous assortment of books on world history includes volumes both recent, vintage, and antique; and touches on many countries and eras. Notable works include an account of an aristocrat's return to newly communist Russia, studies of the Netherlands, China, Greece and other parts of Europe; socialism and communism.

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Condition / Notes:
These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $51.50
Lot 4317

$275

Title: Naval Sketches of the War In California: Reproducing Twenty-Eight Drawings Made in 1846-47 by William H. Meyers, Gunner on the U. S. Sloop-Of-War Dale
Author: Dudley W. Knox
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 43 pages of text plus 28 plates
Width: 11.5" Height: 16"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is one of a scarce limited edition of 1,000. Book has an introduction by Franklin D. Roosevelt (who owned the collection) and an essay on the historical background. Printed at the Grabhorn Press.

Attractive folio volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards with vellum spine with raised bands and gilt-lettered spine. Book shows wear to spine, with minor chipping and cracking visible. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Volume is illustrated with 28 plates (almost entirely color).



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Lot 4318

$110

Title: Picturesque America; or, The Land We Live In: A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes, Forests, Water-Falls, Shores, Canons, Valleys, Cities, and Other Picturesque Features of Our Country
Author: uncredited author
Editor: William Cullen Bryant - William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1872/1874
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 10.25" Height: 13"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Front covers show stamped gilt lettering, with gilt ornamental borders to front and rear covers. Books display external wear, with cracking along spine edges. Front board of first volume is nearly detached. Spine cover of second volume is partially detached at front edge. Books have marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Pages show light foxing, heavier foxing can be seen on plates.

The work features many illustrations on wood and steel by eminent American artists and engravers, including: Harry Fenn, R. Swain Gifford, Granville Perkins, Alfred R. Waud, F. D. Woodward, W. H. Gibson, William Hart, R. Hinshelwood, S. V. Hunt, F. Holl and E. P. Brandard, among others.

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Lot 4319

$60

Book Details: This selection of art history offers Norman Rockwell's "Definitive Catalogue" in an elegant two-volume, slip-cased set, a Yale University Press study of Thomas Eakins, Redoute's famous still-lifes of fruits and flowers, and a review of French prints of the 20th century.

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Condition / Notes:

These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.


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Lot 4320

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a German-language Marian Anderson concert program from 1950 (Office of the U.S. High Commissioner for Germany, Berlin Element), "Artists of America" (Baker & Scribner, 1846) and "Thirty Illustrations of Childe Harold" (The Art-Union of London, 1855).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 4321

$35

Title: The Works of Henry Fielding, Esq. With an Essay on His Life and Genius by Arthur Murphy
Author: Henry Fielding - Henry Fielding was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the novel "Tom Jones," a comic novel first published on 28 February 1749 and one of the earliest English prose works describable as a novel. The novel, totaling 346,747 words, is divided into 18 smaller books, each preceded by a discursive chapter, often on topics totally unrelated to the book itself.

Aside from his literary achievements, he has a significant place in the history of law-enforcement, having founded (with his half-brother John) what some have called London's first police force, the Bow Street Runners, using his authority as a magistrate.

Publisher: J. Johnson et al.
City: London
Year: 1808
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 14 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands to spines. Books show significant wear and loss to spines, with cracking along spine edges and rubbing to covers. Front board of volume 6 is detaching. Volumes have marbled endpapers. Interiors display occasional light foxing.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 4322

$45

Title: The Rise of the Dutch Republic: A History
Author: John Lothrop Motley - John Lothrop Motley was an American historian and diplomat.


Publisher: Bickers & Son and 4 others
City: London
Year: 1875
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spines. Gilt ruling appears along edges of front and rear covers. First volume displays stamped gilt lettering to front cover. Books show mild external wear, with sunning to spines. Bindings are firm. Volumes have marbled endpapers and edges. Light foxing can be seen at ends of volumes. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 4323

$20

Title: The Longest Day: June 6, 1944
Author: Cornelius Ryan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1959
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 350 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in quarter black cloth, with dark gray paper-covered boards, stamped silver lettering to spine and facsimile of author's signature to lower margin of front cover. Book shows moderate external wear, with small scuff marks along edges of rear cover. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Volume has map endpapers and is illustrated with b&w photos.

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Lot 4324

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second printing of Charles R. Flint's "Memories of an Active Life: Men, and Ships, and Sealing Wax" (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1923) and a first printing of Charles Edward Russell's "A-Rafting on the Mississip'" (The Century Co., 1928).

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Condition / Notes: As with all the books in our shelf lots, these are generally in good condition with some age/wear indications; older books are more likely to have advanced flaws.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 4325

$45

Title: Terry's Guide to Mexico: The New Standard Guidebook to the Mexican Republic with Chapters on Cuba, the Bahama Islands and the Ocean Routes to Mexico.
Author: T. Philip Terry
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
City: Boston
Year: 1923
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ccxlix/595 pages plus advertisements
Width: 5" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red leatherette, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with faint moisture markings to covers. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous well-preserved fold-out maps.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4326

$15

Details: Smaller labels are the organizing principle behind this lot of vintage 78s, with recordings from now-forgotten companies such as Mercury, Savoy, Grey Gull, Majestic, Tops, Coleman, Banner, Rainbow, Champion, Regal, Continental, Bluebird, Sun, Crystal, Tempo, and Brunswick, etc. etc. All records feature popular music of the first half of the 20th century, none are classical.

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Condition / Notes: These records are in good to very good condition, none are broken.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $49.50
Lot 4327

$55

Title: American Fish-Culture, Embracing All the Details of Artificial Breeding and Rearing of Trout, the Culture of Salmon, Shad and Other Fishes
Author: Thaddeus Norris
Publisher: Porter & Coates
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1868
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 304 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this work. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Cutty Hawk Club / with compliments of / Thaddeus Norris / Sept 10th 1868."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spin. Book shows external wear, with sunning to spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Pages display scattered foxing. Illustrated with plates and in-text drawings.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 4328

$90

Title: I Worked for the Soviet
Author: Alexandra Tolstoy - Alexandra Lvovna Tolstaya, also known by her nickname Sasha, was the youngest daughter and secretary of the noted Russian novelist Leo Tolstoy.

Although Alexandra Lvovna shared with her father the doctrine of non-violence, she felt it was her duty to take part in the events of World War I. For her courage, the Russian government awarded her three St George Medals and the rank of colonel.

The Bolsheviks imprisoned Alexandra in 1920, but she was installed as the director of the Tolstoy museum in Yasnaya Polyana the next year. She left Soviet Union in 1929, and settled in the United States, where she founded the Tolstoy Foundation.

In later years, she helped many Russian intellectuals (notably Vladimir Nabokov and Sergei Rachmaninoff) to escape Bolshevik persecution and to settle in America.
Translor: Alexandra Tolstoy, Roberta Yerkes
Publisher: Yale University Press
City: New Haven
Year: 1934
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/254 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first edition of this memoir by the daughter of Leo Tolstoy. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Mrs. Margaret / Knight with deep feeling / of respect and / friendship. / Alexandra L. Tolstoy / August 18. 1943." In addition, a signed handwritten letter in envelope is laid in. Content of letter is as follows: Dear Mrs. Knight / Thank you once more / with all my heart for / your warm reception, I / had a wonderful time! / Are you coming today? / The show is at 4 p. m. / We will be so happy / to see you. / With best regards to / you and your sister. / Devotedly yours / Alexandra Tolstoy. Sunday."

Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and publisher's logo to spine. Book shows foxing and sunning to covers. Binding is sound. Interior is clean and without markings. Price-clipped front flap of dust jacket is laid in.



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Lot 4329

$120

Title: Life and Military Career of Major-General William Tecumseh Sherman
Author: P. C. Headley
Publisher: William H. Appleton
City: New York
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 368 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and pictorial design to spine. Front and rear covers have elaborate stamped decorative patterns. Book shows external wear, with chipping at head of spine. Binding is firm. Front flyleaf has been excised. Previous owner's name and date of 1866 has been written in pencil on front pastedown. Pages display scattered light foxing. Illustrated with double frontispiece, plates and full-page maps.

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Lot 4330

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the antique engraved map of North Carolina shown in the corresponding image(s). This 1790's map by Samuel Lewis offers a number of interesting details.

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Condition / Notes: Map measures approximately 20.75" x 16" and shows tears at edges and along folds. Creasing and light foxing is also visible.

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Lot 4331

$40

Title: Chinese Domestic Furniture
Author: Gustav Ecke
Publisher: Charles E. Tuttle Company / Hong Kong University Press
City: Rutland, Vermont / Hong Kong
Year: 1963
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 49 pages plus 161 plates
Width: 9.5" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce facsimile of the 1944 edition limited to 200 copies.

Volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows very light external wear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Illustrated with plates and textual drawings.

Intact dust jacket displays shelfwear, with small tears along top edge.

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Lot 4332

$35

Details: This collection of original, tinted photographs were taken by Frank Jay Haynes, and printed on linen textured paper around 1955. The nine matted pictures show scenes from Yosemite, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, and other sights in the western U.S.

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Condition / Notes: These matted pictures have been protected by shrink wrap plastic, and are in very good condition.

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