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Lot 4200

$70

Title: The Lakeside Classics
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company
City: Chicago
Year: 1978-2001
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 24 Complete: No
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce set of the fourth series of The Lakeside Classics, lacking volumes 16 ( From Mexican Days to the Gold Rush") and volume 25 ("Narrative of the Coronado Expedition by Pedro De Castaneda"). This set has a duplicate of volumes 6 ("Mark Twain's West").


Volumes are bound in dark brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and publisher's stamp to front cover. Books are in excellent condition. Pages are clean and bright. Volumes have gilt top edges. Illustrated with photographs and maps.

For lots which include only books, our shipping charge applies to any address within the fifty United States. For lots which are not books, the stated shipping cost in this listing will apply only to addresses within the continental 48 states. Within those parameters, the shipping cost for this lot will be: $20.50
Lot 4201

$45

Book Details: This assortment of collectible estate books is wide-ranging and idiosyncratic, with works of history, philosophy, science, and literature. It includes a 1921 copy of Einstein's "Relativity," Thomas Carlyle's Hegelian meta-fiction, "Sartor Resartus," a signed copy of Marya Mannes' argument for euthanasia, "Last Rights," an early edition of "The Diary of Anne Frank," inscribed by the 11 year-old who purchased it at a school book fair, a volume of natural history by Ernest Seton Thompson, and the first volume of Winston Churchill's "The World Crisis 1916-1918."

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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 4202

$30

Details: There are about 70 records in this collection of vintage country & western vinyl 45 rpm singles. Production dates range from the 1950s into the 1980s, and artists include big stars as well as the unknown and forgotten.

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Condition / Notes: The records in this lot are in good to very good condition. None are broken.

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Lot 4203

$40

Details: This collection of vintage children's LP vinyl record albums dates from the 1960s and 1970s. There are 57 albums in all, of which 51 are Walt Disney products. Titles include many of Disney's most popular movies up to that era. Of the others, two are Sesame Street products and the remaining albums contain songs or stories for children.

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Condition / Notes: The Walt Disney records are in good to excellent condition. The two Sesame Street records are in good condition, and the remaining albums are in very good or good condition. Most of the records come with their original sleeves. Album covers show varying degrees of wear.

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Lot 4204

$150

Title: The Slave States of America
Author: James Silk Buckingham - James Silk Buckingham was a Cornish author, journalist and traveller.
Publisher: Fisher, Son & Co.
City: London
Year: 1842
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered labels and, in the case of first volume, raised bands to spine. Books show external wear, with cracking along spine edges and chipping to spine of first volume. Second volume has been rebacked, with original spine label re-attached to spine. Antique paper library label is visible on spine of first volume. Hinges have been reinforced. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings. Final page of first volume is detached. Moisture markings and light foxing are visible on plates. Books contain six of the 8 steel engraved plates that illustrate this work. Volumes are preserved in transparent plastic covers.

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Lot 4205

$20

Title: Vanity Fair: A Novel without a Hero
Author: William Makepeace Thackeray - William Makepeace Thackeray was an English novelist of the 19th century. He was famous for his satirical works, particularly "Vanity Fair," a panoramic portrait of English society.

Publisher: Smith, Elder & Co.
City: London
Year: 1869
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate ornamental designs to spines and front covers, Books show light external wear, with small closed tear at head of spine of second volume. Bindings are tight. Pages are clean and without markings. Volumes are illustrated with plates and textual illustrations from drawings by author.

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Lot 4206

$55

Details: There are two elegant works produced by the Gehenna Press in this lot. First is "Melville on Piranesi," which reproduces an etching by that 18th century Italian master along with an except from Herman Melville's novel in verse, "Clarel," in which the poet muses on Piranesi's work. The Piranesi print is 16.5" x 21.5", and comes in a folder which, when opened, measures 35" x 24". Both are exquisitely printed on high quality, deckle-edged paper. Gehenna Press published this in 1969, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Herman Melville's birth, and 1200 copies were made.

The second item is a broadside advertising an edition of "The Encantadas," another Melville work, illustrated by the Italian-American artist Rico Lebrun, with woodblock prints cut by Leonard Baskin, who founded Gehenna Press. The broadside, which was printed in 1963, measures 12.5" x 19", and is as superbly produced as the first print.

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Condition / Notes: These artworks are in excellent condition.


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Lot 4207

$90

Title: The United States with an Excursion into Mexico: Handbook for Travellers
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Karl Baedeker - Karl Baedeker was a German publisher whose company Baedeker set the standard for authoritative guidebooks for tourists.

Publisher: Karl Baedeker, Publisher
City: Leipzig
Year: 1899
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: c/579 pages
Width: 4.75" Height: 6.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped red leatherette, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book has transparent taping to spine. Binding is sound. Moisture markings can be seen to upper portions of rear endpaper. Pages are clean and without markings. Illustrated with numerous well-preserved fold-out color maps, including large map of the United States at rear of volume..

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Lot 4208

$40

Title: William H. Webb: Shipbuilder
Author: Edwin L. Dunbaugh, William duBarry Thomas
Publisher: Webb Institute of Naval Architecture
City: Glen Cove, New York
Year: 1989
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/240 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume and dust jacket are as new.

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Lot 4209

$30

Title: The Maine Woods
Author: Henry D. Thoreau - Henry David Thoreau was an American author, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, historian, and leading transcendentalist. He is best known for his book "Walden," a reflection upon simple living in natural surroundings, and his essay "Civil Disobedience," an argument for individual resistance to civil government in moral opposition to an unjust state.

Thoreau's books, articles, essays, journals, and poetry total over 20 volumes. Among his lasting contributions were his writings on natural history and philosophy, where he anticipated the methods and findings of ecology and environmental history, two sources of modern day environmentalism. His literary style interweaves close natural observation, personal experience, pointed rhetoric, symbolic meanings, and historical lore, while displaying a poetic sensibility, philosophical austerity, and "Yankee" love of practical detail. He was also deeply interested in the idea of survival in the face of hostile elements, historical change, and natural decay; at the same time he advocated abandoning waste and illusion in order to discover life's true essential needs.

He was a lifelong abolitionist, delivering lectures that attacked the Fugitive Slave Law while praising the writings of Wendell Phillips and defending abolitionist John Brown. Thoreau's philosophy of civil disobedience later influenced the political thoughts and actions of such notable figures as Leo Tolstoy, Mohandas Gandhi, and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Thoreau is sometimes cited as an individualist anarchist. Though Civil Disobedience seems to call for improving rather than abolishing government - "I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government" - the direction of this improvement points toward anarchism: "'That government is best which governs not at all;' and when men are prepared for it, that will be the kind of government which they will have." Richard Drinnon partly blames Thoreau for the ambiguity, noting that Thoreau's "sly satire, his liking for wide margins for his writing, and his fondness for paradox provided ammunition for widely divergent interpretations of 'Civil Disobedience.'"
Publisher: Ticknor and Fields
City: Boston
Year: 1864
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 328 pages
Width: 5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped dark brown cloth. Book has been re-backed, with large printed paper spine label, and shows edgewear with minor loss at outside corners. Front hinge has been reinforced. Rear hinge is cracked. Ex-library volume has bookplates on front endpaper and card pocket at rear, Number is stamped in top margin of title page. Lightly age-toned pages are clean and without markings.

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Lot 4210

$20

Title: Mosses from an Old Manse
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: Wiley and Putnam
City: New York
Year: 1846
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 207/211 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 7.75"
Book Details: Collection of short stories containing such titles as "Young Goodman Brown," "Rappaccini's Daughter" and "The Birth-Mark."
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition, second issue, with "Craigshead" and "Smith" printers on first copyright page, second copyright page blank and ad on last page reading "New and Valuable Books, published by Wiley and Putnam. New York: 1846." The two pages of advertisements have been excised. These are two volumes published as one.

Antique volume is bound in blind-stamped green covers, with stamped gilt lettering to spine. Book has been recased, with original spine overlaid. Slightly-cocked book shows external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers. Minor loss of material can be seen at outside corners and along edges. Binding is cracked at half title page. Previous owner's name appears in pencil on front flyleaf. Pages display foxing.

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Lot 4211

$30

Title: Baby, It's Cold Inside
Author: S. J. Perelman - Sidney Joseph Perelman, almost always known as S. J. Perelman, was an American humorist, author, and screenwriter. He is best known for his humorous short pieces written over many years for The New Yorker. He also wrote for several other magazines, as well as books, scripts, and screenplays.
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1970
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 first printing of this work. Short inscription under crossed-out author name on title page reads "For Polly / from / Sid."

Volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Faint water markings appear along bottom edge of book. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings.

Intact dust jacket displays small red stains along bottom edge of front and spine. Crease and small tear can be seen along upper edge.

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Lot 4212

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of German photo magazine Photographische Rundschau und Mitteilungen shown in the corresponding image(s). These magazines date from between 1920 and 1930. 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 4213

$25

Title: A Concordance to the Holy Scriptures: With the Significations and Applications of the Words Contained Therein. Also, All the Hebrew and Greek Names of Persons and Places Mentioned in the Old and New Testaments, Rendered into English, and Placed in Alphabetical Order. To Which Are Added, the Titles and Appellations Given to Christ and the Church
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: John Fisher
City: London
Year: 1786
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 4.5" Height: 6.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered label and ruling to spine. Book shows external weaer, with rubbing to boards and cracking along spine edges. Minor loss of material is visible at outside corners. Previous owners' names appear stamped and written on front endpaper. Interior display foxing throughout. Moisture markings can be seen at ends of volumes. Text is in double columns.

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Lot 4214

$25

Title: Wide is the Gate
Author: Upton Sinclair - Upton Beall Sinclair Jr. was an American author and one-time candidate for governor of California who wrote close to one hundred books in many genres. He achieved popularity in the first half of the twentieth century, acquiring particular fame for his classic muckraking novel, "The Jungle" (1906). It exposed conditions in the U.S. meat packing industry, causing a public uproar that contributed in part to the passage a few months later of the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act and the Meat Inspection Act.
Publisher: The Viking Press
City: New York
Year: 1943
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 751 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a first printing is scarce intact dust jacket.

Volume is bound in red cloth, with stamped silver lettering to spine and front cover. Publisher's logo appears on front cover under title and author's name. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Previous owner's bookplate can be seen on front pastedown. Pages are clean and without markings.

Dust jacket displays heavy taping along edges and small loss of material at head of spine. Small tear is visible at fore edge.

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Lot 4215

$45

Book Details: The New Yorker magazine has always been known for its witty and acerbic cartoons, and this collection of anthologies proves it. There are eleven vintage compilations in this lot, which range from the early years of the magazine up until 1965.

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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 4216

$150

Book Details: Five volumes of the 1911 classic, "Photographic History of the Civil War," are offered in this lot. Included are volume 2, "Two Years of Grim War;" volume 3, "The Decisive Battles;" volume 6, "The Navies;" volume 8, "Soldier Life/Secret Service;" and volume 10, "Armies and Leaders." Published as a "Semi-Centennial Memorial," these books are a must for anyone with an interest in the period. Also included in this lot is a leather-bound copy of Allan Pinkerton's memoir, "The Spy of the Rebellion;" "Anecdotes of the Civil War," by Major-General E.D. Townsend;" biographies of Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis; and a collection of official records of both Union and Confederate armies.

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Condition / Notes: These books are in generally good condition, with light shelf wear. Note that the spine of the "Photographic History," volume 10, is marred at the bottom.

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Lot 4217

$175

Title: The American Conflict: A History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-65. Its Causes, Incidents, and Results: Intended To Exhibit Especially Its Moral and Political Phases, with the Drift and Progress of Ameircan Opinion respecting Human Slavery from 1776 to the Close of the War for the Union
Author: Horace Greeley
Publisher: O. D. Case & Company
City: Hartford
Year: 1865
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 7.25" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique set has been expertly recased in full rich, supple calfskin, with raised bands and gilt-lettered labels to spine. Books show minimal external wear. Bindings are tight. Flyleaves have been excised. Interiors display occasional foxing that may be heavier on and around plates. Text is in double columns. Volumes contain tissue-guarded plates. In-text and full-page battle maps are also present.

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Lot 4218

$30

Title: The Grand Canyon of the Colorado
Author: Marcus Hill Havice
Publisher: Self-published
City: Williamsport, Pennsylvania
Year: 1907
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 5.5" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in original wrappers, with gilt & blue lettering and decorative design to front cover and printer's logo on rear cover. Booklet shows light external wear, with very small loss of material at foot of spine. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Volume is illustrated with frontispiece portrait of the author and and photographic plates offering views of the Grand Canyon.

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Lot 4219

$120

Title: Old Gimlet Eye: The Adventures of Smedley D. Butler
Author: Lowell Thomas - Lowell Jackson Thomas was an American writer, broadcaster, and traveler, best known as the man who made Lawrence of Arabia famous. So varied were Thomas's activities that when it came time for the Library of Congress to catalog his memoirs they were forced to put them in "CT" ("biographies of subjects who do not fit into any other category") in their classification.
Publisher: Farrar & Rinehart, Incorporated
City: New York
Year: 1933
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 310 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition signed by both author Lowell Thomas and Major General Smedley D. Butler. Signatures appear on front flyleaf.


Antique volume is bound in light blue cloth, with stamped black lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows foxing and sunning to spine and edges of covers. Binding is firm. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Underlining in blue and red pencil can be seen from pages 1 to 22. Small stain can be seen in lower right corner of page 135. Book contains full-page and in-text illustrations by Paul Brown.

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Lot 4220

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Charles G. King Collection of Books on Costume" (The Western Reserved Historical Society, 1914) and Elisabeth Woodbridge's "Studiesx in Jonson's Comedy" (Lamson, Wolffe and Company, 1898). Also present are twenty issues of the magazine Rare Americana, dating from between 1920 and 1942.

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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 4221

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of decorative antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Dora Elmyr's Worst Enemy; or, Guilty, or Not Guilty" (Street & Smith, Publishers, 1878), a first edition of George Eliot's "The Spanish Gypsy: A Poem" (Ticknor and Fields, 1868), and a first edition of William A. Hammond's "A Strong-Minded Woman; or, Two Years After" (D. Appleton and Company, 1885).

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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 4222

$90

Title: The Adventures of Uncle Lubin
Author: W. Heath Robinson
Publisher: Brentano's
City: New York
Year: 1902
Printing Information: First US Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 114 pages
Width: 6.75" Height: 8.5"
Book Details: This fanciful children's book contains numerous examples of the late-Victorian author's comic genius.
Condition / Notes: Antique bound in green illustrated boards. The volume lacks spine, front board is detached, and is without front free endpaper. Embossed boards still have bright color, with only some loss to white lettering. Textblock is loose but still intact. Inscription to previous owner appears on a preliminary page. All the illustrations are present, consisting of a color frontispiece of the title character, 50 black and white plates depicting him in his adventures, and in-text drawings throughout.

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Lot 4223

$45

Title: The Worm Ouroboros: A Romance
Author: E. R. Eddison - Eric Rucker Eddison was an English civil servant and author, writing under the name "E.R. Eddison."

Eddison is best known for the early romance "The Worm Ouroboros" (1922) and for three volumes set in the imaginary world Zimiamvia, known as the Zimiamvian Trilogy: "Mistress of Mistresses" (1935), "A Fish Dinner in Memison" (1941), and "The Mezentian Gate" (1958).
Publisher: Jonaathan Cape Ltd.
City: London
Year: 1924
Printing Information: Second Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xiv/444 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 8.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in black cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and pictorial design in circle on front cover. Book shows external wear, with small tears at ends and edges of spine. Covers display light soiling. Very minor loss of material is visible at corners. Rear hinge is cracked. Interior is clean and without markings. Volume contains full-page illustrations and vignettes by Keith Richardson. All called-for plates are present.

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Lot 4224

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of author-signed titles in decorative leather binding shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are Margaret Atwood's "The Robber Bride" (The Franklin Library, 1993), Philip Roth's "The Counterlife" "(The Franklin Library, 1986) and Robertson Davies' "The Lyre of Orpheus" (The Franklin Library, 1988).

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Condition / Notes: Books are in excellent condition.

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Lot 4225

$130

Title: The Rural Improver; or, a Practical Treatise, on the Nature and Management of Such Rural Scenes and Objects, as Are Necessary To Promote the Comfort, Convenience, and Embellishment of the Residences of the Higher Ranks of Society. The Whole Founded on Experience, and Deduced from Well-Known Natural Principles, Which Are Immutable
Author: William Pontey
Publisher: John Harding
City: London
Year: 1822
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: ix/301 pages
Width: 10" Height: 11.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in quarter leather, with brown cloth and leater-tipped outside corners. Book shows substantial external wear, with upper half of spine cover detached and lower half detaching or absent. Scuffing can be seen along edges and at corners. Binding is sound. Pages display scattered foxing. Work is illustrated with six engraved plates.

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Lot 4226

$45

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Ironclad: The Monitor & the Merrimack" (Presidio, 1991) by Arthur Mokin, and a revised edition of "Hardluck Ironclad: The Sinking and Salvage of the Cairo" (Louisiana State U.P., 1980) by Edwin C. Bearss.

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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 4227

$30

Book Details: This lot includes the group of antique travel books shown in the corresponding image(s). This collection is made up of "The Rhine from Rotterdam to Constance: Handbook for Travellers" (Karl Baedeker Publisher, 1900), "The Rhine, including the Black Forest & the Vosges: Handbook for Travellers" (Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1911), W. D. McCrackan's "The Italian Lakes" (L. C. Page & Company, 1907), and Charles Gibson's "Among French Inns" (L. C. Page & Company, 1906).

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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 4228

$10

Details: This antique brass fire extinguisher is 24" tall and 7" in diameter. No manufacturer's mark has been found.

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Condition / Notes: This fire extinguisher is empty, and although dirty, is otherwise in good condition with no dents, etc.

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Lot 4229

$10

Book Details: This lot includes the group of issues of the German photography magazine Der Photograph shown in the corresponding image(s). All of these are issues from 1937, with March 16th being earliest date present and December 30, 1937 the latest. Each issue contains an article, a small number of notices and a substantial number of (illustrated) advertisements, including classified ads.

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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 may be stamped on front cover.


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Lot 4230

$55

Title: Valentine's Manual of Old New York
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Henry Collins Brown
Publisher: Valentine's Manual Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1922
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xix/366 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is number 7, New Series 1923 of the Valentine's Manual of Old New York. It contains texts on such topics as "Street Names Which Have Been Changed," "The Golden Age of Booze," and "Famous Hudson River Steamboats."

Handsome antique volume is bound in blue leather, with raised bands, stamped gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Front cover bears gilt seal of New York. Book has marbled endpapers and gilt top edge. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color plates, including several fold outs.

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Lot 4231

$110

Book Details: These four art history books offer insight into four subjects: the graphic work of American-born French Impressionist Mary Cassatt, the development of decorative ceramic tiles, aboriginal art of Mexico and Central America, and miniature and silhouette art from the Renaissance through the 19th century.

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


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Lot 4232

$40

Title: Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas; or, the Marvelous and Exciting Adventures of Pierre Aronnax, Conseil, His Servant, and Ned Land, a Canadian Harpooner
Author: Jules Verne - Jules Gabriel Verne was a French author who pioneered the science fiction genre. He is best known for his novels "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea" (1870), "A Journey to the Center of the Earth" (1864), and "Around the World in Eighty Days" (1873). Verne wrote about space, air, and underwater travel before air travel and practical submarines were invented, and before practical means of space travel had been devised. He is the second most translated author in the world (after Agatha Christie). Some of his books have also been made into live-action and animated films and television shows. Verne is often referred to as the "Father of Science Fiction", a title sometimes shared with Hugo Gernsback and H. G. Wells.
Publisher: Henry T. Coates & Co.
City: Philadelphia
Year: circa 1892
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/303 plus 8 pages of publisher's advertisements
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in dark green cloth, with stamped green lettering to spine and stamped dark green decorative designs to spine and front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers. Front hinge is cracked. Previous owner's inscription appears on front flyleaf. Pages display light foxing. Volume contains full-page and textual illustrations.

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