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Lot 4035

$25

Title: Sketches of the Virginia Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South
Author: John J. Lafferty
Publisher: Christian Advocate Office
City: Richmond
Year: 1880
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 208 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 11.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to front cover and stamped black decorative designs to top and lower margins of the same. Book shows external wear, with soiling to covers and chipping to spine and edges. Rear hinge is cracked. Pages display scattered foxing. Moisture markings are visible along edges of plates.

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Lot 4036

$25

Book Details: Three of the old New Yorker's best cartoonists figure prominently in this collection of classic, vintage cartoons: Charles Addams, Helen Hokinson, and Alan Dunn; Addams and Hokinson with three anthologies apiece, and Dunn with two. Other vintage compilations are by Chon Day, Whitney Darrow, Jr., Garrett Price, Sam Cobean, and Anatol Kovarsky.

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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 4037

$60

Details: This assortment of antique travel-related ephemera includes tourist brochures, pamphlets, and postcards from southern California, Gulfport, MS, Charleston, SC, the Grand Canyon, and New Orleans. Included with this is material from the Southern Pacific Railroad and the Southern Railway System. The most striking item in the collection is a folder of accordian-like postcards with 22 colored photographs of turn-of-the-century Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans.

Also of interest in this lot is a 1912 prospectus for a special, limited edition of the works of John Ruskin from the English publishing house, George Allen & Co. Ltd.; and a Chautauque brochure featuring musicians and actors from the summer of 1914.

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Condition / Notes: As with all the ephemera in these lots, these items 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 4038

$150

Title: Documentary History of the Constitution of the United States of America, 1876-1870: Derived from the Records, Manuscripts, and Rolls Deposited in the Bureau of Rolls and Library of the Department of State
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Department of State
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1894/1900
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 8.5" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered labels to spine. Books show external wear, with cracking along front spine edges of first two volumes and rubbing and chipping to spines and along edges. Darkening is visible along edges of endpapers. Interiors are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 4039

$100

Title: Johnson's Natural History, Comprehensive, Scientific and Popular, Illustrating and Describing the Animal Kingdom, with Its Wonders and Curiosities, from Man, through All the Divisions, Classes, and Orders, to the Animalcules in a Drop of Water; Showing the Habits, Structure, and Classification of Animals, with Their Relations to Agriculture, Manufactures, Commerce, and the Arts
Author: S. G. Goodrich - Samuel Griswold Goodrich was an American author, better known under the pseudonym Peter Parley.

Samuel Griswold Goodrich was an American author, better known under the pseudonym Peter Parley.

Goodrich was born at Ridgefield, Connecticut as the son of a Congregational minister. Goodrich was largely self-educated, and became an assistant in a country store at Danbury, Connecticut, which he left in 1808, and later again at Hartford, Connecticut, until 1811. From 1816 to 1822 he was a bookseller and publisher in Hartford. He visited Europe from 1823 to 1824, and moved to Boston in 1826. In 1833 he bought 45 acres (180,000 m2) in nearby Roxbury and built a home in what is now Jamaica Plain. There he continued in the publishing business, and from 1828 to 1842 published an illustrated annual, The Token, to which he was a frequent contributor both in prose and verse. A selection from these contributions was published in 1841 under the title Sketches from a Students Window. The Token also contained some of the earliest work of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Nathaniel Parker Willis, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Lydia Maria Child. In 1841 he established Merry's Museum, which he continued to edit till 1854. Goodrich was associated with his brother Charles A. Goodrich in writing books for the young. His series, beginning in 1827 under the name of Peter Parley, embraced geography, biography, history, science and miscellaneous tales. Of these he was the sole author of only a few, but in 1857 he wrote that he was the author and editor of about 170 volumes, and that about seven millions had been sold. An English writer, George Mogridge, also used the name Peter Parley, raising objections from Goodrich, who had the prior claim.
Reconstruction of Megalosaurus by Samuel Griswold Goodrich from Illustrated Natural History of the Animal Kingdom.
An engraving illustrating the Olympic games from Peter Parley's tales about ancient and modern Greece

In 1857 he published Recollections of a Lifetime, which contains a list both of the works of which he was the author or editor and of the spurious works published under his name. By his writings and publications he amassed a large fortune. He was active in Whig politics, and was elected a member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1836, and of the state Senate in 1837, his competitor in the last election being Alexander H. Everett, and in 1851-1853 he was consul at Paris, where he remained till 1855, taking advantage of his stay to have several of his works translated into French. At the end of his consulship, he was presented with a commemorative medal.

He returned to America and, in 1859, he published the "Illustrated History of the Animal Kingdom." He died in New York. The Archives and Special Collections at Amherst College holds a collection of his papers.
Publisher: A. J. Johnson, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1874
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Pagination: Volume 1: xv/680 plus two unnumbered pages of appendix and 35 pages of "An Exposition of the Development Hypothesis"/Vol. 2: viii/682 plus one page of publisher's notice to the reader, 16 pages of "A Criticism of the Development Hypothesis" and 7 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 7.5" Height: 10.5"
Book Details: An early edition of this classic work of natural history.
Condition / Notes: Handsome set is well preserved. Antique volumes bound in quarter leather with raised bands and gilt lettering and design show mild external wear. with minor loss of material visible at leather-tipped corners of boards. Edgewear can also be seen along edges of spines. Books are tightly bound. Interiors display very occasional foxing. Pages 173 and 174 have closed tear to lower third. Gilt-aged pages are profusely illustrated with in-text and full-page illustrations.

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Lot 4040

$15

Details: Eight antique albums for 78 rpm or victrola records comprise this lot. All of these albums are full, and some of the early Victor records are one-sided. The collection of large victrola records features operatic arias sung by great performers whose names are still legendary: Enrico Caruso, Feodor Chaliapin, Amelita Galli-Curci, Beniamino Gigli.

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Condition / Notes: The albums are battered, but the records are generally in good condition.

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Lot 4041

$50

Book Details: There's a wealth of literary history in this collection of hardcover, dust-jacketed books, which features collected letters of Jack Kerouac and Joyce Johnson, Wyndham Lewis, John Barth; diaries of Thomas Mann, Arthur Miller's autobiography, and a memorial on Vladimir Nabokov. Works by John Barth, Arthur Miller, and Joyce Johnson are signed by their authors.

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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 4042

$100

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on/by Melville and Moby DIck bookends shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Eleanor Melville Metcalf's "Herman Melville:Cycle and Epicycle" (Harvard U. P., 1953, in dust jacket) and "Discussions of the Novel" (D. C. Heath and Company, 1960, rebound in three-quarter leather), edited by Roger Sale.

Brass finish metal bookends are well preserved and measure approximately 4.5" x 4" x 8".

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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.


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Lot 4043

$20

Title: The Thomas Hardy Archive: 1. Voume I: Tess of the d'Urbervilles. A Facsimile of the Manuscript with Related Materials
Author: Thomas Hardy - Thomas Hardy, OM was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist, in the tradition of George Eliot, he was also influenced both in his novels and poetry by Romanticism, especially by William Wordsworth. Charles Dickens is another important influence on Thomas Hardy. Like Dickens, he was also highly critical of much in Victorian society, though Hardy focussed more on a declining rural society.

While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life, and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Initially therefore he gained fame as the author of such novels as "Far from the Madding Crowd" (1874), "The Mayor of Casterbridge" (1886), "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" (1891), and "Jude the Obscure" (1895). However, since the 1950s Hardy has been recognized as a major poet, and had a significant influence on The Movement poets of the 1950s and 1960s, including Phillip Larkin and Elizabeth Jennings.

The bulk of his fictional works, initially published as serials in magazines, were set in the semi-fictional region of Wessex and explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances. Hardy's Wessex is based on the medieval Anglo-Saxon kingdom and eventually came to include the counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Hampshire, and much of Berkshire, in south west England.
Editor: Simon Gatrell
Publisher: Garland Publishing, Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1986
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: xix/373 pages
Width: 9.25" Height: 12.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in burnt orange cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright.

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: $6.50
Lot 4044

$30

Title: Spoon River Anthology
Author: Edgar Lee Masters - Edgar Lee Masters was an American poet, biographer, and dramatist. He is the author of "Spoon River Anthology," "The New Star Chamber and Other Essays," "Songs and Satires," "The Great Valley," "The Serpent in the Wilderness." In all, Masters published twelve plays, twenty-one books of poetry, six novels and six biographies, including those of Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, Vachel Lindsay, and Walt Whitman.
Publisher: The Macmillan Company
City: New York
Year: 1944
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 306 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-inscribed poetry collection. Inscription on page front flyleaf reads "Inscribed fro Martha Bell / with (illegible word) my (illegible word) / Edgar Lee Masters / June 12, '45."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with moisture markings to lower half of rear cover. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 4045

$20

Book Details: This assortment of books on U.S. history covers many topics. Highlights include six volumes of Pennsylvania archives that were commissioned in 1854, and begin with the state's inclusion in the Union in 1783; a three-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln; and a study of Alfred Kinsey.

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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 4046

$500

Title: The Painted Veil
Author: Somerset W. Maugham - William Somerset Maugham, CH, was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s.
After losing both his parents by the age of 10, Maugham was raised by a paternal uncle, who was emotionally cold. Not wanting to become an attorney like other men in his family, Maugham eventually trained and qualified as a doctor. The first run of his first novel, "Liza of Lambeth" (1897), sold out so rapidly that Maugham gave up medicine to write full time.
During World War I, he served with the Red Cross and in the ambulance corps, before being recruited in 1916 into the British Secret Intelligence Service, for which he worked in Switzerland and Russia before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. During and after the war, he traveled in India and Southeast Asia; all of these experiences were reflected in later short stories and novels.

Publisher: George H. Doran Company
City: New York
Year: 1925
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 289 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work signed by the author on limitation page. This is copy number 25 of 250.

Antique volume is bound in quarter vellum over blue paper-covered boards, with gilt-lettered panel to spine. Front and rear covers show darkening and light soiling. Minor loss of material is visible at vellum-tipped outside corners. Binding is firm. Front flyleaf is detached. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 4047

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique travel and exploration books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection is made up of three titles: "Travels through Denmark, Sweden, Austria and Part of Italy in 1798 & 1799" (Richard Phillips, 1805, with intact fold-out map) by Charles Gottlob Kuttner, "An Itinerary from London to Constantinople, in Sixty Days (Taken in the Suite of His Excellency, the British Ambassador to the Ottoman Porte,) in the Year 1794." (London, 1805) and "Kotzebue's Travels" (London, 1805). All volumes are without covers.

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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.

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Lot 4048

$60

Title: Sherwood Anderson's Notebook: Containing Articles Written during the Author's Life as a Story Teller, and Notes of His Impressions from Life Scattered through the Book
Author: Sherwood Anderson - Sherwood Anderson was an American novelist and short story writer. His most enduring work is the short story sequence "Winesburg, Ohio." Writers he has influenced include Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, John Steinbeck, and Thomas Wolfe. It was Anderson's influence which saw both Faulkner and Hemingway first published.
Publisher: Boni & Liveright
City: New York
Year: 1926
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 230 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work. This is copy number 80 of 225. Author's signature appears on limitation page.

Antique volume is bound in quarter green cloth, with marbled paper-covered boards and printed paper label to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate appears on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.

Book is preserved in transparent plastic cover.

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Lot 4049

$225

Book Details: This lot includes the antique engraved map of South Carolina shown in the corresponding image(s). This 1795 map by Samuel Lewis offers a number of interesting details.

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Condition / Notes: Map measures approximately 21" x 17.25" and shows small tears at edges and along folds. Creasing and light foxing is also visible.

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Lot 4050

$130

Details: The 65 signatures in this collection of hand-written antique literary autographs and bookplates dates from the mid- to late 19th century, with the lone exception of Kay Boyle. Other names include Horace Mann, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, F. Marion Crawford, Robert Hitchens, George W. Castle, Irving Bacheller, Jacob Abbott, Mary Jane Holmes, William Dean Howells, Mary Roberts Rinehart, John Townsend Trowbridge, Alice Hay, Charles Dudley Warner, Louise Chandler Moulton, T.S. Arthur, E.R. Beadle, and George W. Peck, governor of Wisconsin.

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Condition / Notes: These clipped autographs are in very good condition.

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Lot 4051

$15

Details: This theme of this collection of vintage 7" vinyl recordings is foreign languages and cultures. Accordingly, there are two sets of Russian language instructions (four records), two records of Polish songs, one titled "Sounds of the Orient," three records representing Italy and the rest of Europe, six records from Mexico (including mariachi music) or in Spanish, and 16 French records. Some of these records are 45s, and some play at 33-1/3 rpm.

Fourteen of the French records are for songs for children in paper sleeves. One is a narrative about France featuring Charles Boyer.

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Condition / Notes: The French children's records are immaculate and look like they have never been out of their sleeves, which are also in excellent condition. Other records in jackets are in excellent or very good condition. Naked records are in good condition.

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Lot 4052

$175

Details: This collection of vintage posters shows the impact of the groovy, psychedelic counter-culture of the late 1960s on the graphic design of the period, and the ubiquity of the Uncle Sam icon. Posters included advertising for a fashion photographer, Capitol Records, radio station KFWB in Los Angeles, rock band posters, and one original, unsigned silkscreen print on canvas.

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Condition / Notes: These posters are generally in good, intact condition. Some posters show edge or corner wear, e.g., tack holes or tape, etc.

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Lot 4053

$130

Title: In the Seven Mountains: Legends Collected in Central Pennsylvania
Author: Henry W. Shoemaker - Henry Wharton Shoemaker was a prominent American folklorist, historian, diplomat, writer, publisher, and conservationist.
Publisher: The Bright Printing Company
City: Reading, Pennsylvania
Year: 1913
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 433 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce presentation copy, with card attached to front pastedown reading "Compliments of the author / Henry W. Shoemaker / 71 Broadway / New York City."

Antique volume is bound in dark gray cloth, with stamped silver lettering to spine and front cover. Front cover displays stamped pictorial design of river flowing through valley with mountains in background. Rear cover has small circular pictorial design stamped in silver. Book shows edgewear, with minor loss of material at corners. Binding is firm. Previous owner's name appears at top of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings. Volume contains photographic plates (including frontispiece) and vignettes.

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Lot 4054

$40

Book Details: Aspects of natural history and agriculture are explored in this large assortment, with geological and mineralogical surveys, economic and technical analyses of farming, and studies of animals included. Ornithology is the topic of many books, and botany and entomology are also covered.

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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 4055

$35

Title: The Autobiography of Joseph Jefferson
Author: Joseph Jefferson
Publisher: The Century Co.
City: New York
Year: 1897
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xv/509 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work. Inscription on blank preliminary page reads "To (illegible word ) Grien Hirsch / with the cordial / regards of / J Jefferson / Palm Beach Fla / March 23rd / 1903."

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Hinges are cracked. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous plates.


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Lot 4056

$20

Title: Our Old Home
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne - Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne) was an American novelist and short story writer.

He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation. He entered Bowdoin College in 1821, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 1824, and graduated in 1825. Hawthorne anonymously published his first work, a novel titled "Fanshawe," in 1828. He published several short stories in various periodicals which he collected in 1837 as "Twice-Told Tales." The next year, he became engaged to Sophia Peabody. He worked at a Custom House and joined Brook Farm, a transcendentalist community, before marrying Peabody in 1842. The couple moved to The Old Manse in Concord, Massachusetts, later moving to Salem, the Berkshires, then to The Wayside in Concord. "The Scarlet Letter" was published in 1850, followed by a succession of other novels. A political appointment took Hawthorne and family to Europe before their return to The Wayside in 1860. Hawthorne died on May 19, 1864, and was survived by his wife and their three children.

Much of Hawthorne's writing centers on New England, many works featuring moral allegories with a Puritan inspiration. His fiction works are considered part of the Romantic movement and, more specifically, Dark romanticism. His themes often center on the inherent evil and sin of humanity, and his works often have moral messages and deep psychological complexity. His published works include novels, short stories, and a biography of his friend Franklin Pierce.
Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co.
City: London
Year: 1864
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: viii/312 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped maroon cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Minor loss of material is visible at outside corners. Hinges are beginning to crack. Preliminary pages, including frontispiece, display foxing. An original mounted photographic portrait plate serves as frontispiece. Page 120 has pencil marking to margin. Pages are otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 4057

$90

Book Details: This collection of books on contemporary photography, photographers, and photo essays is in rich talent, featuring the pictures of Imogen Cunningham, Starr Ockenga, Bill Brandt, Vittorio Santaro, Barbara Morgan, Douglas Gilbert, Alvarez Bravo, Norman Seeff, and Eugene Richards. Their subjects include Martha Graham, emergency rooms, women, Bob Dylan, Robert Wilson and contemporary theatre production, nudes, street scenes, rock and roll starts and celebrities.

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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 4058

$50

Title: Bayou Folk
Author: Kate Chopin - Kate Chopin, born Katherine O'Flaherty was an American author of short stories and novels. She is now considered by some to have been a forerunner of feminist authors of the 20th century.

From 1892 to 1895, she wrote short stories for both children and adults which were published in such magazines as Atlantic Monthly, Vogue, The Century Magazine, and The Youth's Companion. Her major works were two short story collections, "Bayou Folk" (1894) and "A Night in Acadie" (1897). Her important short stories included "Desiree's Baby", a tale of miscegenation in antebellum Louisiana (published in 1893), "The Story of an Hour" (1894), and "The Storm "(1898). "The Storm" is a sequel to "The 'Cadian Ball," which appeared in her first collection of short stories, "Bayou Folk." Chopin also wrote two novels: "At Fault" (1890) and "The Awakening" (1899), which are set in New Orleans and Grand Isle, respectively. The people in her stories are usually inhabitants of Louisiana. Many of her works are set in Natchitoches in north central Louisiana.

Within a decade of her death, Chopin was widely recognized as one of the leading writers of her time.
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1894
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 313 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth with gilt lettering and ornamental design to front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening to spine and very light soiling. Ex-library volume has the letter "C" in white to the lower portion of spine. Book is slightly cocked. Front hinge displays narrow crack. Antique library bookplate appears on front pastedown. Number is written in bottom margin of table of contents. Library date slip is attached to rear flyleaf. Small card tucked into diagonal paper strip pasted across lower right corner of pastedown. Pages are clean and with only very occasional light foxing.

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Lot 4059

$60

Book Details: This lot includes the group of new books ship modeling shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Peter Goodwin's "The Naval Cutter Alert, 1777" (Phoenix Publications, Inc., 1991) and 5 copies of "The 24-Gun Frigate Pandora, 1779" (Phoenix Publications, Inc., 1992 ).

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Condition / Notes: These books are in as new condition. The majority are still in shrink wrap.

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Lot 4060

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible vintage and antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of W. B. Yeats's "Where There Is Nothing: Being Volume One of Plays for an Irish Theatre" (The Macmillan Company, 1903), "The Poetical Works of William Shenstone" (W. Suttaby, 1807), and a first printing of James Jones's "The Thin Red Line" (Charles Scribner's Sons, 1962, in 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.


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Lot 4061

$60

Book Details: This selection of decorative antique books were largely intended for children, and include such durable authors as Louisa May Alcott and Lewis Carroll. Other children's fiction makes up the balance of 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 4062

$25

Details: This eclectic assortment consists of vintage vinyl off-beat, novelty, comedy, demo, and floppy advertising records, ranging from a classic radio LP to some curious oddities.

The comedy category includes a couple of Spike Jones 78s, an Elmo 'n Patsy single, a risque "Stag Party Special," an Amos 'n Andy LP, a W.C. Fields 45, an anthology album of old radio comedians, and some 45s, including one by Nervous Norvus and "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!"

A big collection of floppy records includes Rod Serling for Aero Peru, excerpts from the speeches of Spiro Agnew, haunted house sounds, 1930s recordings on cardboard, and four advertising tie-ins for Wrangler jeans, Archie comics, and Froot-Loops cereal.

Among the novelty records is one for training parakeets, a beginner's ukelele course, two 1975 Batman stories, two 45s commemorating the 1969 Apollo 11 flight which landed the first men on the moon, and royal blue record released in 1994 by an indie rock band.

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Condition / Notes: Condition ranges from excellent to terrible, with most falling in the good to very good categories.

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Lot 4063

$40

Title: Journal of the House of Representatives of the United States: Being the Second Session of the Twenty-Second Congress, Begun and Held at the CIty of Washington, December 3, 1832. And in the Fifty-Seventh Year of the Independence of the United States
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Duff Green
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1832
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 603 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettered labels to spine. Antique printed paper labels bearing the words "Office Secretary of War" can be seen on covers. Books show external wear, with loss of material to covers and spines. Covers display soiling and minor staining. Minor loss of material is visible at corners of boards Label on front cover has withdrawal stamp. Binding is sound. Antique bookplate of the Army War College Library can be seen on front pastedown. Names of library are stamped on front flyleaf and title page. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 4064

$100

Title: Leap of Faith: An Astronaut's Journey into the Unknown
Author: Bruce Henderson, Gordon Cooper - Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr., also known as Gordon Cooper, was an American aeronautical engineer, test pilot and one of the seven original astronauts in Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States.

Cooper piloted the longest and final Mercury spaceflight in 1963. He was the first American to sleep in space during that 34-hour mission and was the last American to be launched alone to conduct an entirely solo orbital mission. In 1965, Cooper flew as command pilot of Gemini 5.
Publisher: HarperCollinsPublishers
City: New York
Year: 2000
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 279 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this memoir by Gordon Cooper. Author's autograph appears on title page just above his printed name.

Volume is bound in quarter dark blue cloth over white paper-covered boards, with stamped silver lettering to spine. Illustrated with b&w photos. Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.

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Lot 4065

$175
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Lost in the Jungle: Narrated for Young People by Paul du Chaillu - Dated 1869 by Harper & Brothers, PublishersAntique volume is bound in dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial designs. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at ends of spine and outside corners. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Lightly age-toned pages have very occasional foxing/smudging.
- Stories of the Gorilla Country. Narrated for Young People by Paul du Chaillu - Dated 1867 by Harper & Brothers, PublishersAntique volume is bound in dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial designs. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at ends of spine and outside corners. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Lightly age-toned pages show foxing. Pencil markings can be seen on blank preliminary pages and tissue guard.
- Wild Life under the Equator. Narrated for Young People by Paul du Chaillu - Dated 1868 by Harper & Brothers, PublishersAntique volume is bound in dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial designs. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and at outside corners. Light soiling is visible on covers. Binding is firm. Markings can be seen on blank pages at ends of volume. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
- The Country of the Dwarfs by Paul du Chaillu - Dated 1871 by Harper & Brothers, PublishersAntique volume is bound in dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial designs. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.
- My Apingi Kingdom: With Life in the Great Sahara, and Sketches of the Chase of the Ostrich Hyena, &c. by Paul du Chaillu - Dated 1870 by Harper & Brothers PublishersAntique volume is bound in dark brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate pictorial designs. Book shows external wear, with loss of material at head of spine and light soiling to covers. Binding is firm. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.


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Lot 4066

$275

Title: Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile
Author: Herman Melville - Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel "Moby-Dick" and the posthumous novella "Billy Budd." His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, "Typee," becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially "Moby-Dick," which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.
Publisher: G. P. Putnam & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1855
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 276 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first printing of this work by Herman Melville. The following identification points are present:

-p. 141 has heading reading "Chapter XVI"

-p. 237, line 23: "by---! You..." /

-p. 238, line 2: "the d---d"

-p. 238, line 3: "soul"

-p. 276, line 6: "by---! Every..."

Handsome antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather over dark gray cloth, with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 4067

$60

Details: There are about 100 records in this collection of vintage vinyl 45s from the 1950s and 1960s. Elvis Presley singles are here, along with Arthur Godfrey, Lester Lanin, Andy Williams, and the Supremes.

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Condition / Notes: These records are all in good to very good condition.

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