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Lot 4101

$50

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: Books are generally in excellent condition, with

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Lot 4102

$70

Book Details: This history of American photography is documented in this collection of eight handsome, lavishly illustrated books. Through the work of pioneering photographers, including 19th century master William Notman, the many Mormons who documented the birth of that religion and the settling of Salt Lake City and Utah, contemporary artists Ansel Adams, David Plowden and Arnold Newman, and the early 20th century photographer of the Rocky Mountains, Byron Harmon, a portrait of the development of an artform is formed.

A main theme of this collection is the exploration, settlement, and growth of the American west, with forays into the Sierras, along the Oregon Trail, and through portraits of cowboys, miners, and Native American life.

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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. Note that the large volume of William Notman photographs is an ex-library copy.


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Lot 4103

$10

Book Details: Nine volumes of the works of French author Victor Hugo dominate this collection of antique literature, but other delights are also present; such as the 1848 volume exhorting temperance with the aid of some amusing illustrations. Several works are in French, including a nice two-volume edition of "Madame Bovary."

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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 4104

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of French photo & cinema magazine Photo-Revue shown in the corresponding image(s). These bi-monthly magazines date from between 1921 and 1931. 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.

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.

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Lot 4105

$90

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 5, 1935 to December 15, 1937 (lacks issues from April 1st for both 1937 and 1936, and issues from May and first half of July from 1935). 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. There are two issues devoted to the Berlin Olympics of 1936 as well as to the Winter Olympics held in Garmisch-Partenkirchen that same year.

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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 4106

$100

Title: Report on the Battle of Murfreesboro', Tenn.
Author: William Starke Rosecrans - William Starke Rosecrans was an inventor, coal-oil company executive, diplomat, politician, and United States Army officer. He gained fame for his role as a Union general during the American Civil War. He was the victor at prominent Western Theater battles, but his military career was effectively ended following his disastrous defeat at the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863.

Rosecrans was a graduate of West Point who served as a professor at the academy and in engineering assignments before leaving the Army to pursue a career in civil engineering. At the start of the Civil War, leading troops from Ohio, he achieved early combat success in western Virginia. In 1862 in the Western Theater, he won the battles of Iuka and Corinth while under the command of Maj. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant. His brusque, outspoken manner and willingness to quarrel openly with superiors caused a professional rivalry with Grant (as well as with Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton) that would adversely affect Rosecrans's career.

Given command of the Army of the Cumberland, he fought against Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg at Stones River, and later outmaneuvered him in the brilliant Tullahoma Campaign, driving the Confederates from Middle Tennessee. His strategic movements then caused Bragg to abandon the critical city of Chattanooga, but Rosecrans's pursuit of Bragg ended during the bloody Battle of Chickamauga, where his unfortunately worded order mistakenly opened a gap in the Union line and Rosecrans and a third of his army were swept from the field. Besieged in Chattanooga, Rosecrans was relieved of command by Grant.

Following his humiliating defeat, Rosecrans was reassigned to command the Department of Missouri, where he opposed Price's Raid. He was briefly considered as a vice presidential running mate for Abraham Lincoln in 1864. After the war he served in diplomatic and appointed political positions and in 1881 was elected to Congress, representing California.
Publisher: Government Printing Office
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1863
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 577 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped brown cloth. with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with minor loss of material at ends of spine and at outside corners. Binding is sound. Previous owners' bookplate and/or stamp can be seen on endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. This volume lacks fold-out maps.

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Lot 4107

$60

Title: Familiar Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of Benjamin Franklin; Now for the First Time Published
Author: Benjamin Franklin - Dr. Benjamin Franklin was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A noted polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, musician, inventor, satirist, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity. He invented the lightning rod, bifocals, the Franklin stove, a carriage odometer, and the glass 'armonica'. He formed both the first public lending library in America and the first fire department in Pennsylvania.

Franklin earned the title of "The First American" for his early and indefatigable campaigning for colonial unity; as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he exemplified the emerging American nation. Franklin was foundational in defining the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious, with the scientific and tolerant values of the Enlightenment. In the words of historian Henry Steele Commager, "In a Franklin could be merged the virtues of Puritanism without its defects, the illumination of the Enlightenment without its heat." To Walter Isaacson, this makes Franklin "the most accomplished American of his age and the most influential in inventing the type of society America would become."
Editor: Jared Sparks - Jared Sparks was an American historian, educator, and Unitarian minister. He served as President of Harvard University from 1849 to 1853.
Publisher: Jackson and Walford
City: London
Year: 1833
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvi/295 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first English edition of this work.

Antique volume has been rebound in quarter dark green cloth, with pale green paper-covered boards and gilt-lettered spine label. Book shows light external wear. Binding is tight. Volume has new endpapers. Pages display foxing throughout.

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Lot 4108

$25

Book Details: Key developments in the history of photography are explored in this collection of books. A fascinating glimpse into picture taking's early days is offered in "An Early Victorian Album," which features the work of David Octavius Hill and Robert Adamson. Eadward Muybridge's innovative studies of motion are captured in thousands of sequential photographs of people or animals, and P.H. Emerson's efforts to have photography regarded as a true art form is also documented. Rare, colored magic lantern slides taken by the great Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen are reproduced with descriptions, and characteristic portraits of famous contemporary British aristocrats, politicians, actors, and businessmen are offered by Arnold Newman. This last book is signed by the photographer.

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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 4109

$60

Book Details: These six volumes of antique history and literature (and animal husbandry) are highly decorative, as well as enlightening. Of particular note is the beautiful Art Nouveau styling of the "Yearbook of American Authors" (1894). "The National History of Ireland" (1884) is dedicated to "the Irish troops in the service of France." "The Cyclopedia of Live Stock" contains information on every animal conceivably found on an American farm, including veterinary instructions, and is entertainingly illustrated.

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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 4110

$45

Title: A History of the Percheron Horse, Including Hitherto Unpublished Data Concerning the Origin and Development of the Modern Type of Heavy Draft, Drawn from Authentic Documents, Records and Manuscripts in the National Archives of the French Government, together with a Detailed Account of the Introduction and Dissemination of the Breed throughout the United States, to Which Is Appended a Symposium Reflecting the Views of Leading Contemporary Importers and Breeders Touching the Selection, Feeding and General Management of Stallions, Brood Mares and Foals
Author:
Publisher: Breeder's Gazette Print
City: Chicago
Year: 1917
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 602 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows edgewear and rubbing to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with numerous photographic plates.

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Lot 4111

$40

Title: The Collected Stories
Author: Grace Paley - Grace Paley was an American short story writer, poet, teacher, and political activist.
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
City: New York
Year: 1994
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 386 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work by Grace Paley. Author's signature appears on limitation page. This is copy number 15 of 150.

Volume is bound in maroon cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Book is in excellent condition.

Slipcase shows light shelfwear.

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Lot 4112

$35

Details: This assortment of vintage ephemera includes architectural art prints, a catalog from a 1932 exhibit of Russian modern art, a charmingly illustrated Victorian map of London, two books from the late 1950s which promote camping in a Ford station wagon, and a antique clay inkwell. Also included are a 1945 Red Cross pamphlet, two antique cigarette cards, and other materials. The architectural prints are by Henry T. MacNeill of buildings in West Chester, Pa.; and of the Glen Mills train station by Ursula Ippoliti. All are signed.


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Condition / Notes: These items are in generally good condition with some age/wear indications.

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Lot 4113

$35

Title: A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Author: Barbara W. Tuchman - Barbara Wertheim Tuchman was an American historian and author. She became widely known first for "The Guns of August" (later "August 1914"), a best-selling history of the prelude to and the first month of World War I, which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1963.

Tuchman focused on writing popular history.
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1978
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xx/677 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work by historian Barbara W. Tuchman.

Volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and author's initials gilt stamped on front cover. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Volume contains b&w and color illustrations.

Price-clipped dust jacket displays shelfwear.

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Lot 4114

$20

Title: A Princess of Arcady
Author: Arthur Henry
Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Co.
City: New York
Year: 1900
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 307 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition of this work by Arthur Henry, a close associate of Theodore Dreiser, who reportedly wrote the last chapter of this novel.

Antique volume is bound in gray cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and green lettering to front cover. Stamped green and white pictorial design depicting flower appears on front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening and light soiling to spine and covers. Stain can be seen on top edge of text block. Binding is firm. Foxing is visible on first pages.

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Lot 4115

$140

Book Details: Five volumes in this lot concern early American history, and the sixth contains English essays that modeled incisive and elegant writing, and whose influence was felt both at home and in the American colonies.

Three of these antique books are by or about Benjamin Franklin. The other American books are a leather-bound "Digest of the Revenue Laws of the United States" (1804) and an 1843 copy of the Federalist Papers, which were written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay.

The lone English contribution is Vol. 11 of "The Spectator," Fourth Edition (1718), also leather-bound.

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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. Most of the leather-bound books have a separated or separating board.


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Lot 4116

$10

Details: This collection of vintage Ithaca, New York posters dates from the late 1960s into the early 1980s, and showcases good graphic design in the service of some venerable -- or ephemeral -- local institutions.

Four posters advertise a long-vanished art gallery. These striking black & white prints were made at a quality print shop, Glad Day Press.

Several posters advertise exhibitions at the Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, and others commemorate events, or the nature of the Ithaca area itself. Also included is an unmarked 8" x 10" sepia photograph of Cornell's Uris Library and McGraw Tower, which appears to have been taken shortly after the turn of the previous century.

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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 4117

$70

Details: This collection of antique and vintage leather military and equestrian gear includes four different holsters, two large belts, and a pair of riding gaiters.

One brown,10" holster was U.S. Army cavalry equipment. The 11" black holster is plain. The two smaller holsters (8.5" and 9") were both manufactured by Audley. The brown one bears a patent date of 1914. the black one is marked "Official Folsom," with serial numbesr A132 and RP 32 44.

The leather gaiters are unmarked, 12" long with a maximum calf circumference of 17". One leather belt is labeled 40, and has nice, heavy brass buckle.

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Condition / Notes: These leather items all show signs of normal wear, are not dried out, and have retained their suppleness.

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Lot 4118

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval military history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Treatise on Naval Gunnery, 1855" (Conway Maritime Press, 1982, in dust jacket) by Sir Howard Douglas, and "The Wooden World: An Anatomy of the Georgian Navy" (Naval Institute Press, 1986, 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 4119

$55

Book Details: Nautical history and exploration is the theme of this large collection of non-fiction, with volumes on wooden sailing ships and their varieties, navigation, submarine cables, etc.

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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 4120

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Japanese Temples: Sculpture, Paintings, Gardens, and Architecture" (Bijutsu Shuppan-Sha & Harry N. Abrams, circa 1964), and a limited edition of "Elizabethan Interiors" (George Newnes, Ltd. and F. Greenfield, n.d.) by C. J. Charles.

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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 4121

$120

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are 3 copies of "The Fully Framed Model: The HMN Swan Class Sloops of 1767-1780. Volume One" (Pier Books/Dupont Communications, 2005, in dust jacket) by David Antscherl, and "The Model Ship: Her Role in History" (Antique Collectors' Club, 2000) by Norman Napier Boyd.

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Condition / Notes: Books are in as new condition.

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Lot 4122

$90

Title: A New and Improved School Atlas, to Accompany the Practical System of Modern Geography
Author: Jesse Olney
Publisher: Anson D. F. Randolph & Co.
City: Hartford
Year: 1831
Binding Style: Other - see description
Width: 9.75" Height: 12"
Book Details: A scarce school atlas featuring a number of maps of the United States and the world. The era in which the atlas was published is reflected in the maps contained in the volume. Some period indications include: the map of the United States shows the southwestern region of the present-day United States labeled as "Unexplored Region" and as Mexico; the northwestern region is labeled as "Oregon Territory;" and much of the Midwest is labeled as "Missouri Territory," "Arkansas Territory," or "North West Territory." The world maps also show similar indications in regard to the naming of countries/territories.
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound with age-toned pages which display tearing and chipping at their edges. Some tears have been repaired with tape. The fragile volume shows advanced signs of external age/wear with rubbing to the extremities of the wrappers and age toning to the surfaces of the wrappers. The wrappers exhibit signs of exposure to moisture. The double-page map of the United States has a narrow 5" tear on it left page, while other pages exhibit smaller tears within their margins.


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Lot 4123

$20

Book Details: To compile a first-rate literary history of the twentieth century, this generous collection of hardcover books on books would be an excellent place to start. Featuring biographies, and literary criticism, the authors considered include both D.H. Lawrence and his wife Frieda, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jack Kerouac, Joseph Conrad, J.D. Salinger, A.A. Milne, Tennessee Williams, Norman Mailer, Dawn Powell, Ivy Compton-Burnett, Beryl Markham, Lillian Hellman, and John O'Hara, among others.

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Condition / Notes:

Most of these books are in very good condition with dust jackets. Some have age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws.



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Lot 4124

$50

Book Details: This collection of antique literature is distinguished by its handsome, half-leather and marbled board bindings. Although the authors of these ten popular novels, which were all published around 1895, have long been forgotten, their books are still look very good-looking.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications.


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Lot 4125

$15

Title: Praying for Rain
Author: Jerome Weidman
Publisher: Harper & Row, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1986
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 422 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this autobiographical work by Jerome Weidman. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For Middy and Whitney - With L. and K. from / P. and J. / Jerome Weidman / 9/5/86."

Volume is bound in quarter maroon cloth over brown-paper covered boards, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spine and embossed author initials in lower right corner of front cover. Book displays light shelfwear. Foxing can be seen on edges of text block. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright.

Intact dust jacket shows light shelfwear.

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Lot 4126

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on/by Russian-American author Vladimir Nabokov shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are first printings of Brian Boyd's two-volume biography, "Vladimir Nabokov: Selected Letters, 1940-1977" (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1989) and "Nabokov's Butterflies: Unpublished and Uncollected Writings" (Beacon Press, 2000).

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Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Dust jackets may show light shelfwear. It should be noted that volume containing letters has the signature "Vladimir Nabokov" in pen across top of title page.

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Lot 4127

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique and vintage books on nautical exploration and endurance sailing shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Hell on Ice: The Saga of the "Jeannette"" (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1938, in dust jacket), "The "Falcon" on the Baltic: A Coasting Voyage from Hammersmith to Copenhagen in a Three-Ton Yacht" (Longmans, Green, and Co., 1902) by E. F. Knight, and a first edition of "In Broken Water: Being the Adventures of a Six-Tonner through Holland and among the Frisian and Danish Islands" (Seeley, Service & Co., Limited, 1925, with intact fold-out map) by K. Adlard Coles.

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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 4128

$30

Title: Other Voices, Other Rooms
Author: Truman Capote - Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (1958) and the true crime novel "In Cold Blood" (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel." At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother and multiple migrations. He had discovered his calling as a writer by the age of 11, and for the rest of his childhood he honed his writing ability. Capote began his professional career writing short stories. The critical success of one story, "Miriam" (1945), attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf, resulting in a contract to write "Other Voices, Other Rooms" (1948). Capote earned the most fame with "In Cold Blood" (1966), a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home, a book Capote spent four years writing, with much help from Harper Lee, who wrote the famous "To Kill a Mockingbird." A milestone in popular culture, "In Cold Blood" was the peak of his literary career, though it was not his final book. In the 1970s, he maintained his celebrity status by appearing on television talk shows.
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1948
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 231 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in beige cloth, with stamped red lettering to spine. Book shows mild external wear, with small stain to top edge at rear cover. Binding is firm. Top of front flyleaf has been excised. Pages are clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket displays light soiling and tears at ends,

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Lot 4129

$375

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique issues of The Chinese Recorder and Missionary Journal shown in the corresponding image(s). These late nineteenth-century compilations contains articles on such topics as native Christians in China, the printing of the Chinese bible, Chinese proverbs and sayings, historical landmarks of Macao, "a modern Shantung propher," rules for translating, and aims and methods of missionary work in China.


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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 4130

$175

Book Details: This collection of decorative antique books on Christian theology, religion, and spirituality include the gaudy "Golden Gems of Religious Thought" as well as the more austere-looking, but generously illustrated "Woman in Sacred History." This last book was written by Harriet Beecher Stowe as inspiration for Victorian women. A biography of the famous 19th century preacher Dwight L. Moody is included, as is serious guidance for men who wish to lead a righteous life. An 1856 work on church history and governance was published in Nashville, TN for the Methodist Episcopal Church, South.

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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 4131

$40

Details: This lot includes the group of German-language advertising ephemera shown in the corresponding image. This material dates from the twenties and thirties and contains a fold-out color brochure of ATMOS products, promotional material relating to photography and/or cameras, and items from the book publishing industry. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: This material is in excellent condition.

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Lot 4132

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on U.S. nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second edition of "Some Recollections by Captain Charles P. Low (Geo. H. Ellis Co., 1906) and a first subscription edition of "The Boy, Me and the Cat: Cruise of the Mascot, 1912-1913" (The Cyrus Chandler Company, 1961).

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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 4133

$80

Title: An Authentic Narrative of the Shipwreck and Sufferings of Mrs. Eliza Bradley, Wife of Captain James Bradley, of Liverpool, Commander of the Ship Sally, Which Was Wrecked on the Coast of Barbary, in June 1818
Author: Eliza Bradley
Publisher: James Walden
City: Boston
Year: 1822
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 108 [ages
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in leather-backed marbled paper-covered boards, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Ex-library book shows external wear, with chipping to spine and minor loss of material at corners. Front hinge is cracked. Library plate appears on front pastedown. Traces of removal of library attachment are visible on rear pastedown. Both flyleaves have small portions torn off at edges. Previous owner's signature appears at top of blank preliminary page. Pages show foxing throughout. Illustrated with intact fold-out frontispiece and one additional plate.

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