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Lot 4134

$35

Title: My World- And Welcome to It
Author: James Thurber
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
City: London
Year: 1942
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in oatmeal cloth, with red lettering and pictorial designs to spine and front cover. Book shows very light shelfwear, Binding is firm. Previous owner's name and the year ("42") can be seen in upper right corner of front flyleaf. Pages are clean and without markings.

Intact yellow dust jacket, with lettering and designs seen on covers, displays shelfwear, with light soiling to outside panels, and chipping at head of spine and, to a much lesser extent, at its foot.

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 4135

$15

Book Details: This assortment of American history has a number of books on baseball, furniture, quilts, and Hollywood. The historian Bruce Catton's three-volume opus on the Civil War is included, as is two-volume set on the Rio Grande and several books on Maine.

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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.


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 4136

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique leather-bound books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a three-volume edition of Samuel Johnson's "The Rambler" (G. Walker and 8 others, 1820) and "The State of Innoncence and the Fall of Man, Described in Milton's Paradise Lost, Rendered into Prose, with Historical, Philosophical, and Explanatory Notes (William Robinson and John C. Moore, 1813).

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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: $13.50
Lot 4137

$80

Book Details: This collection of vintage and antique books on science and technology is especially strong in theories and applications of electricity and telephony. The history and development of electrical engineering is a major theme. Other works concern metallurgy, chemistry, cytology, and astronomy.

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

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 4138

$25

Details: There are 26 records in this collection of vintage children's 78 rpm records, which contains some forgotten delights, now ready to be rediscovered. .

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Condition / Notes: Condition of these records ranges from fair to excellent, with most in the good to very good category.

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: $23.50
Lot 4139

$120

Title: McSorley's Wonderful Saloon
Author: Joseph Mitchell - Joseph Mitchell was an American writer best known for the work he published in The New Yorker. He is known for his carefully written portraits of eccentrics and people on the fringes of society, especially in and around New York City.

Mitchell was born on his maternal grandparents' farm near Fairmont, North Carolina, the son of Averette Nance and Elizabeth A. Parker Mitchell. The family business was cotton and tobacco trading, and family money helped to support Mitchell throughout his life.

Mitchell came to New York City in 1929, at the age of 21, with the ambition of becoming a political reporter. He worked for such newspapers as The World, the New York Herald Tribune, and the New York World-Telegram, at first covering crime and then doing interviews, profiles, and character sketches. In 1931, he took a brief break from journalism to work on a freighter that sailed to Leningrad and brought back pulp logs to New York City. He returned to journalism after this interlude and continued to write for New York newspapers until he was hired by St. Clair McKelway at The New Yorker in 1938, where he remained until his death in 1996.

His book "Up in the Old Hotel" collects the best of his writing for The New Yorker, and his earlier book "My Ears Are Bent" collects the best of his early journalistic writing, which he omitted from "Up in the Old Hotel."

Mitchell's last book was his empathetic account of the Greenwich Village street character and self-proclaimed historian Joe Gould's extravagantly disguised case of writer's block, published as "Joe Gould's Secret" (1964). Many of Mitchell's admirers agree that this last book sadly presaged the last decades of Mitchell's own life. From 1964 until his death in 1996, Mitchell would go to work at his office on a daily basis, but he never published anything significant again. In a remembrance of Mitchell printed in the June 10, 1996, issue of The New Yorker, his colleague Roger Angell wrote: "Each morning, he stepped out of the elevator with a preoccupied air, nodded wordlessly if you were just coming down the hall, and closed himself in his office. He emerged at lunchtime, always wearing his natty brown fedora (in summer, a straw one) and a tan raincoat; an hour and a half later, he reversed the process, again closing the door. Not much typing was heard from within, and people who called on Joe reported that his desktop was empty of everything but paper and pencils. When the end of the day came, he went home. Sometimes, in the evening elevator, I heard him emit a small sigh, but he never complained, never explained."

Perhaps an explanation does emerge, however, in a remark that Mitchell made to Washington Post writer David Streitfeld (quoted here from Newsday, August 27, 1992): "You pick someone so close that, in fact, you are writing about yourself. Joe Gould had to leave home because he didn't fit in, the same way I had to leave home because I didn't fit in. Talking to Joe Gould all those years he became me in a way, if you see what I mean."

Joseph Mitchell served on the board of directors of the Gypsy Lore Society, was one of the founders of the South Street Seaport Museum, was involved with the Friends of Cast-Iron Architecture, and served five years on the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. In August 1937, he placed third in a clam-eating tournament on Block Island by eating 84 cherrystone clams. He died of cancer at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center in Manhattan at the age of 87.

In 2008, The Library of America selected Mitchell's story "Execution" for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American True Crime.

Publisher: Duell, Sloan and Pearce
City: New York
Year: 1943
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 253 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed edition of this work by noted The New Yorker magazine writer Joseph Mitchell. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "For Middy and Whitney - / Joe Mitchell / December 7, 1943."

Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with darkening to spine and edges. Covers display light soiling. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Title page bears vignette.

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 4140

$110

Title: Modelling Late Victorian Battleships
Author: Brian King
Publisher: Pier Books/Dupont Communications
City: Piermont, New York
Year: 2001
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 128 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volumes are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with color & b&w photos, diagrams and drawings.

Please note that this lot contains 28 copies of THE SAME TITLE.

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: $39.5
Lot 4141

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the antique compilation of Scientific American shown in the corresponding image(s). This well-illustrated folio (volume XIV) contains issues from January 1 to June 25, 1859. Book contains articles on, and illustrations of, such inventions and devices as Aiken's knitting machine, Cheetham's improved loom, Alcott's apple corer, Palmer's artificial limbs, Mansfield's shower bath, and McNary's Automatic Lathe, as well as portraits of such figures as Alexander von Humboldt and W. D. Bishop, Commissioner of Patents.

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Condition / Notes: Antique folio volume is bound in marbled paper-covered boards, with gilt-lettered leather backstrip. Rear board is detaching. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to boards and cracking/chipping along edges of volume. Pages display occasional foxing. Book measures approximately 11.75" x 16".

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 4142

$45

Title: All the King's Men
Author: Robert Penn Warren - Robert Penn Warren was an American poet, novelist, and literary critic and was one of the founders of New Criticism. He was also a charter member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers. He founded the influential literary journal The Southern Review with Cleanth Brooks in 1935. He received the 1947 Pulitzer Prize for the Novel for his novel "All the King's Men" (1946) and the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1958 and 1979. He is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace and Company
City: New York
Year: 1946
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 464 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second printing of this signature work by Robert Penn Warren. Code on copyright page is [b-7-46].

Volume is bound in maroon cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. The name and address of Salter's Lending Library is stamped on front pastedown, front flyleaf, title page, final page of text and rear pastedown. Dates of library withdrawal appear stamped on rear flyleaf. Strip of tape can be seen on both pastedowns. With the exception of final page, pages of text are clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket displays tears with loss of material at foot of spine and at upper outside corner of rear panel. Smaller tears and creasing are visible at head of spine. Creasing is also present in lower half of front panel. Strips of tape can be seen on interior edge of both flaps.

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 4143

$30

Book Details: Ten volumes in this collection offer an exhaustive look at the cartoons of the New Yorker magazine, and the other five books provide background and context for them. In addition to seven compilations of New Yorker cartoons and drawings, three books focus on cartoonists who frequently publish in that magazine: George Booth, Lee Lorenza, and Peter Arno.

The remaining volumes in this lot are "The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons;" three books on the 19th century French artist and caricaturist, Honore Daumier; and "The Smithsonian Collection of Newspaper Comics."

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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: $29.50
Lot 4144

$40

Book Details: This lot demonstrates that American history is never boring if you just approach it creatively. Six very different aspects of American culture and history are covered: early glass, in a large-format, photographic volume published by the Winterthur Museum; the history of New York City and of Columbia University; the tradition of commercial fishing on the east end of Long Island, in a best-selling book by Peter Mathiessen; "Hollywood Babylon" (1975) in a first edition by William Anger; colonial history, in William Byrd's London diary; and lastly, in a special, limited edition of President Richard M. Nixon's 1969 inaugural address.

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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: $18.50
Lot 4145

$200

Title: The Tragedy of Pudd'head Wilson and the Comedy Those Extraordinary Twins
Author: Mark Twain - American author and humorist. He is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.

Twain was popular, and his wit and satire earned praise from critics and peers. Upon his death he was lauded as the "greatest American humorist of his age",[2] and William Faulkner called Twain "the father of American literature".[3]
Publisher: American Publishing Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1894
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 432 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and black decorative designs to spine and front cover. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Previous owner's signature and date of February 1895 can be seen on blank preliminary page. Pages are clean and bright. Volume is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of author 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 4146

$30

Title: The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews, and His Friend Mr. Abraham Adams. Written in Imitation of the Manner of Cervantes, Author of Don Quixote
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: A. Millar
City: London
Year: 1764
Printing Information: Other - see description
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.25" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a mixed set of this work, with the first volume in a seventh edition and the second in a fourth. Both are said to be revised and corrected edition. Although "illustrated with cuts" appears on title pages, only first volume has plates.

Antique volumes are bound in full leather, with raised bands and stamped gilt numeration to spine. Books show substantial external wear, with cracking along spine edges, loss at ends of spines and rubbing/soiling to covers. Hinges are cracked. Previous owner's name can be seen on front flyleaf of first volume. Pages display foxing and. Second volume is slightly shorter than first.

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 4147

$35

Details: This assortment of antique and vintage estate ephemera includes three large calendars, two from the Southern Pacific railroad; several cartoons, magazine covers from "Field & Stream" and the "Ladies Home Journal;" chromolithograph prints, a large placard for a country & western show, a set of original silkscreen prints, and a folio of prints by Raoul Dufy....and more. The cartoonist Harrison Cady, represented here by two prints, must have influenced the original artists at "Mad" magazine. Almost all of this material is matted and protected by shrink wrap, and is ready to be framed or displayed.

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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. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections.


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: $14.50
Lot 4148

$250

Title: The 32-Gun Frigate Essex
Author: Portia Takakjian
Publisher: Phoenix Publications, Inc.
City: Cedarburg, Wisconsin
Year: 1990
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 127 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 10"
Book Details: Title in the Anatomy of the Ship series.
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with plans, drawings and b&w photos.

Please note that this lot contains 27 copies of THE SAME TITLE. 18 of these books are still in shrink wrap.

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: $32.5
Lot 4149

$55

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 March 15, 1930 to December 15, 1932 (1931 lacks only first issue, 1932 and1930 each lack several issues (see below)). 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.

Absent from these years are

1930: January and February issues; March 15, April 1, April 15, May 1, July 1, August 1, October 1 & 15, December 15; 1931: Jan. 1; 1932: January 1 & 15, February 1 & 15, March 30, April 1, August 15 and October 1.

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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. Date is stamped in upper right corner of each front cover.


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 4150

$40

Title: The Cradle Will Rock: A Play in Music
Author: Marc Blitzstein - Marcus Samuel Blitzstein, better known as Marc Blitzstein, was an American composer. He won national attention in 1937 when his pro-union musical "The Cradle Will Rock," directed by Orson Welles, was shut down by the Works Progress Administration. He is also known for his Off-Broadway translation/adaptation of "The Threepenny Opera" by Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. His works also include the opera Regina, an adaptation of Lillian Hellman's play "The Little Foxes"; the Broadway musical "Juno," based on Seán O'Casey's play "Juno," and the "Paycock" and "No for an Answer." He completed translation/adaptations of Brecht's and Weill's musical play "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" and of Brecht's play "Mother Courage and Her Children" with music by Paul Dessau. Blitzstein also composed music for films, such as "Surf and Seaweed" (1931) and "The Spanish Earth" (1937), and he contributed two songs to the original 1960 production of Hellman's play "Toys in the Attic."
Publisher: Random House
City: New York
Year: 1938
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 150 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows external wear, with darkening of spine and soiling to covers. White stains are visible on both front and rear cover. Binding is firm. Interior is 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: $4.50
Lot 4151

$10

Details: These vintage 78s are all on the old Columbia label, most of which are red, but a few have blue or black labels. There are over 50 records in this lot, of which have popular music on them.

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Condition / Notes: These records range in condition from good to very good. 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: $43.50
Lot 4152

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique books on the history of the American navy shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "A Voyage round the World, and Visits to Various Foreign Countries, in the United States Frigate Columbia; Attended by Her Consort the Sloop of War John Adams, and Commanded by Commodore George E. Read" (H. Mansfield, 1848, two volumes published as one) by Fitch W. Taylor, and "The Story of Commodore John Barry, "Father of the American Navy." (Self-Published, 1908) by Martin I. J. Griffin.

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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. It should be noted that frontispiece and other preliminary pages of "The Story of Commodore John Barry" are detached.


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: $7.50
Lot 4153

$60

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 1926 to November 1, 1929 (several issues from 1929 are lacking). 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.

Absent from 1929 are

January 1 & 15, March 1, May 1 & 15, June 1, August 15, November 15 and both December issues.

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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. Date is stamped in upper right corner of each front cover.


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: $20.50
Lot 4154

$120

Title: Works
Author: George Eliot - Mary Anne (alternatively Mary Ann or Marian) Evans, better known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, journalist and translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era. She is the author of seven novels, including "Adam Bede" (1859), "The Mill on the Floss" (1860), "Silas Marner" (1861), "Middlemarch" (1871-72), and "Daniel Deronda" (1876), most of them set in provincial England and known for their realism and psychological insight.

She used a male pen name, she said, to ensure her works would be taken seriously. Female authors were published under their own names during Eliot's life, but she wanted to escape the stereotype of women only writing lighthearted romances. An additional factor in her use of a pen name may have been a desire to shield her private life from public scrutiny and to prevent scandals attending her relationship with the married George Henry Lewes, with whom she lived for over 20 years.

Her 1872 work, "Middlemarch," has been described as the greatest novel in the English language by Martin Amis and by Julian Barnes.
Publisher: Worthington Co.
City: New York
Year: 1885-1887
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 8 Complete: No
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set in fancy binding is in pleasing condition. Volumes are bound in half leather, with marbled paper-covered boards and gilt-lettered spine labels. Bindings are firm. Books have marbled endpapers and edges. Bookplates can be seen on endpapers. Lightly age-toned pages are 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: $12.50
Lot 4155

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Tourist's Flora: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Flowering Plants and Ferns of the British Islands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, and the Italian Islands" (Reeve, Benham, and Reeve, 1850) by Joseph Woods, and "An Attic Philosopher in Paris; or, a Peep at the World from a Garrett. Being the Journal of a Happy Man" (A. L. Burt, Publisher, n.d., bound in three-quarter leather).

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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 4156

$35

Title: Wild Work: The Story of the Red River Tragedy
Author: Mary E. Bryan
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
City: New York
Year: 1881
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: vii/410 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate ornamental designs to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with rubbing at edges of spine, fraying at its ends and minor loss of material at outside corners of covers. Binding is sound. Soiling appears on blank page at rear of volume. Rear endpaper is lightly soiled. Lightly age-toned pages display scattered 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: $4.50
Lot 4157

$15

Book Details: This lot includes the group of vintage & antique books on the history of yachting shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are William Atkin's "Of Yachts and Men" (Sheridan House, 1949, in dust jacket) and Claud Worth's "Yacht Cruising" (J. D. Potter, 1948).

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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: $13.50
Lot 4158

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a limited edition of "Sailing-Ship Models: A Selection from European and American Collections" (Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd., 1924) and "Ship Model Book: How To Build and Rig Model Ships with Special Set of Full-Sized Paper Patterns for the Famous Ship Benj. F. Packard" (The Rudder Publishing Company, 1926, with folding plan laid in).

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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: $13.50
Lot 4159

$30

Title: One Mind's Eye: The Portraits and Other Photographs of Arnold Newman
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
City: Boston
Year: 1974
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix and 192 plates
Width: 11.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is scarce author-signed edition of this work. Photographer's signature appears on title page.

Oblong volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped silver lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright.

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Lot 4160

$20

Title: This Petty Pace: A Book of Drawings
Author: Mary Petty - Mary Petty was an illustrator of books and magazines best remembered for a series of covers done for The New Yorker featuring her invented Peabody family.

In 1922, Petty graduated from the Horace Mann School in New York City, and five years later she and cartoonist Alan Dunn were married. Petty first sold work to The New Yorker in 1927 under the encouragement of her husband, who had already sold cartoons to the magazine. Her style was characterized by her "gentle satirization of New York City's Victorian era society."

Petty was a naturally reticent person, and while her work began appearing in the lauded new magazine, Petty herself did not come to The New Yorker offices for some time and thus "for a long time nothing at all was known about her-except that she regularly submitted a new and distinctive kind of drawing." Even after becoming a part of the office scene, few knew her well. James Thurber said all he knew of her background was that she "was born in a brownstone house on West End Avenue. Her father was a professor. She did not have a particularly happy childhood. That's all, brother."

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
City: New York
Year: 1945
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 9" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce autographed first edition of this collection of New Yorker cartoons by Mary Petty. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "To Middy and Whitney - / Whose book was the best / of all - / Mary Petty / November 30, 1945." This book contains a preface by American author and cartoonist James Thurber.

Antique volume is bound in orange cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows soiling and extensive water markings to rear cover and along bottom edge of front cover. Binding is firm. Small moisture markings appear along bottom edge of last few pages. Interior is otherwise clean and without markings.

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Lot 4161

$50

Book Details: Three handsome and still eminently readable sets of history comprise this lot, which focuses on the Americas -- but not the United States. First is esteemed historian Francis Parkman's "Montcalm and Wolfe," which concerns the struggle for control of Canada, a central part of the French and Indian War. Second is William H. Prescott's "History of the Conquest of Mexico," and third is his "History of the Conquest of Peru."

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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 4162

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the privately printed poetry collection shown in the corresponding image(s). This handsome work is from the estate of the Holcombe and Pomeroy families of Troy, Pennsylvania. Handmade paper is string bound and contains three tipped-in photographs, which each appear opposite a poem. Booklet is in excellent condition and accompanied by original envelope. Postage cancel on envelope appears to read 1918.

Inscription on preliminary page reads "For Mrs. Holcombe / Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mills (illegible last name)" and is written over and below the printed caption "With Hearty Good Wishes from."

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Condition / Notes:

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Lot 4163

$10

Title: Charlotte Temple: A Tale of Truth
Author: Susanna Rowson
Publisher: Silas Andrus
City: Hartford
Year: 1829
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 138 pages
Width: 4" Height: 6"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with paper-covered boards and stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book shows external wear, with separating rear board and cracking along front edge. Covers display creasing, chipping and light soiling. Newspaper clipping appears on front pastedown. Pencil annotations can be seen on front flyleaf. Foxing is visible throughout text block. Book has frontispiece.

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Lot 4164

$45

Details: This large collection of antique lithographs and engravings contains at least 60 individual pieces, and likely more; and faithfully reflects Victorian tastes.

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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. A few pieces are tattered or missing pages or sections.


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Lot 4165

$55

Title: The Wonderful HIstory of the Morristown Ghost; Thoroughly and Carefully Revised
Author: David Young
Publisher: Benjamin Olds
City: Newark, New Jersey
Year: 1826
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 76 pages
Width: 3.25" Height: 5.25"
Book Details: According to Sabin, this volume differs so materially from the first edition as to be considered an independent work, and is thus considered a first edition.
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with leather spine backing. The volume shows light external age/wear, with rubbing to the spine and boards. The text block is solidly bound with age toned pages and some moisture indications. Pencil drawings are on both sets of endpapers and the first few pages, along with what appears to be an ink stain on the rear endpapers.

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Lot 4166

$35

Book Details: American history is the subject of this collection of books, which illumines colonial history with two-volume sets, one on the furniture of the era, the other a transcription of "The Secret Diary of William Byrd of Westover, VA." Byrd's diary was kept in code, and provides insight into the daily life of man of his time and place.

Also included in this lot are two brief studies of famous Americans: "The Happy Warrior: Alfred E. Smith," by Franklin D. Roosevelt; and "Robert E. Lee," by Woodrow Wilson. "Highways and Byways of the Pacific Coast" (1908) 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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