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Lot 4233

$80

Title: Journals of The Amerian Congress: From 1774 to 1788
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Way and Gideon
City: Washington, D.C.
Year: 1823
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 659 pages plus xxxviii pages of index
Width: 5.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is volume II of a four-volume work, subtitled "From January 1, 1777, to July 31, 1778, inclusive."

Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt-lettered labels to spine. Book shows external wear, with scuffing and staining to covers. Chipping can also be seen on spine. Binding is firm. Antique bookplate appears on front endpaper. Staining is visible on fore edges of final pages (index). Age-toned pages display light foxing and occasional moisture markings at margins.



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Lot 4234

$80

Title: The Sweeney Guide to the Irish Turf from 1501 to 2001: Owners, Trainers, Jockeys, Sires, Records, Great Races, Flat & Jumping Plces of Sport, Past & Present the Dish Spiced with Anecdotes, Facts, Francies
Author: Annie Sweeney, Francis Hyland, Tony Sweeney
Publisher: Edmund Burke Publisher
City: Dublin
Year: 2002
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 647 pages
Width: 8.75" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in black cloth. Book is in excellent condition.

Illustrated dust jacket shows light shelwear.

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Lot 4235

$110

Title: The 20-Gun Ship Blandford
Author: Peter Goodwin
Publisher: Naval Institute Press
City: Annapolis
Year: 1988
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 199 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 9.75"
Book Details: Title in the series Anatomy of the Ship.
Condition / Notes: Volumes and dust jackets are in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w photos, plans and drawings.


Please note that this lot contains 18 copies of THE SAME TITLE. All but two of these books are in plastic wrapping.

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Lot 4236

$55

Title: The Beauty of Holiness in the Common-Prayer: As Set Forth in Four Sermons Preach'd at the Rolls Chapel
Author: Thomas Bisse
Publisher: Henry Clements
City: London
Year: 1717
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 173 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in full leather, with raised bands and stamped ornamental designs to spine and covers. Book shows moderate external wear. Binding is sound. Volume has marbled endpapers and gilt edges. Previous owner's armorial bookplate appears on front pastedown. Previous owner's names can be seen on blank preliminary page and in top margin of title page. Pages display occasional light foxing.

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Lot 4237

$375

Title: Journal of the Votes and Proceedings of the General Assembly of the Colony of New-York: Began the 8th Day of November 1743; and Ended the 23d of December, 1765
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Hugh Gaine
City: New York
Year: 1766
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 811 pages plus 8 pages of index
Width: 10" Height: 15"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce second volume of this collection of documents pertaining to the legislative body of colonial New York.

Antique volume is bound in full leather with raised bands and gilt-lettered label to spine. Book shows external age/wear, with cracks showing along upper and lower portions of gutters. Front board is slightly warped and has some soiling. Corners are bumped, with minor loss of material. Original paper label on front cover is still mostly present and the words "Assembly Chamber" are clearly visible at the center of label. Only marginal portions of rear label are still attached to back board. Hinges are cracked. Top right-hand corners of front endpaper and preliminary pages show stain. Previous owners' names appear on detaching front flyleaf and along top margin of title page. The text block is solidly bound with age-toned pages that show light foxing. Text appears in double columns. Index is mispaginated.

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Lot 4238

$20

Title: Spook and Bones
Author: Harrison Martin
Publisher: Privately Printed
City: Unknown
Year: 1924
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 66 pages
Width: 5.5" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed limited edition of this work. This is copy number 178 of 500. Inscription on black page opposite title page "Lorraine, - / A real pal, and a great / sport. I hope you enjoy this / book, and that it will be a / suitable souvenir of yours truly. / Harry Martin / Lord High Admiral, Author / ((illegible word)(?) / U. S. H." Author's signature also can be seen on copyright/limitation page, over newspaper photo taped to lower half of page.

Antique volume is bound in decoratively patterned paper covers with black cloth backstrip. Printed paper label appears on spine. Book shows external wear, with light soiling to covers and small perforation at top of front gutter. Binding is firm. Volume has pictorial endpapers. Pages display occasional foxing. Book is illustrated with in-text drawings.

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Lot 4239

$20

Title: A Night at the Movies: Or, You Must Remember This. Fictions
Author: Robert Coover - Robert Lowell Coover is an American author and professor in the Literary Arts program at Brown University. He is generally considered a writer of fabulation and metafiction.
Publisher: Linden Press / Simon & Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1987
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style:
Width: 0" Height: 0"
Book Details: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this collection of short fictions. Author's signature appears on title page over "Boston / 26/iv/96."

Volume is bound in quarter red cloth, with blue paper-covered boards and gilt lettering to spine. Book shows light shelfwear. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and without markings.

Price-clipped dust jacket also displays light shelfwear. Jacket is preserved in mylar.
Condition / Notes:

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Lot 4240

$70

Title: The American Daguerreotype
Author: Floyd Rinhart, Marion Rinhart
Publisher: The University of Georgia Press
City: Athens, Georgia
Year: 1981
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: x/446 pages
Width: 8.5" Height: 11.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blue cloth with silver lettering to black-cloth spine. Book shows moisture markings at lower outside corners of front and rear covers. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated. Contains a biographical listing of some 2,000 daguerreotypists and others related to the art.

Intact dust jacket displays light shelfwear.

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Lot 4241

$175

Title: The Lakeside Classics - uncredited author
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: The Lakeside Press
City: Chicago
Year: 1953-1977
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 28 Complete: No
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce set of the third series of The Lakeside Classics, lacking only volume 17 ( "John D. Young and the Colorado Gold Rush") and with duplicates of volumes 7 ("Among the Indians") and 25 ("Advocates and Adversaries").

Volumes are bound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine and publisher's stamp to front cover. Small dark stains appear on top edges of a small number of volumes. Books are otherwise in excellent condition. Pages are clean and bright. Volumes have gilt top edges. Illustrated with photographs and maps.

There are in addition, two volumes from an earlier series, bound in red cloth. These volumes are entitled "Pattie's Personal Narrative" (1930) and "Alexander Mackenzie's Voyage to the Pacific Ocean in 1793 (1931). Both volumes display foxing/light soiling on endpapers. Pages of text are clean and bright. Fold-out map in the latter volume is well preserved.

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Lot 4242

$90

Title: In the Heart of the Sierras, the Yo Semite Valley, Both Historical and Desciptive and Scenes by the Way. Big Tree Groves. The High Sierra, with Its Magnificent Scenery, Ancient and Modern Glaciers, and Other Objects of Interest; with Tables of Distances and Altitudes, Mapts. Etc.
Author: James M. Hutchings - James Mason Hutchings was an American businessman and one of the principal promoters of what is now Yosemite National Park.

Born in England, Hutchings emigrated to the U.S. in 1848, then went to California in 1849 during the Gold Rush. He became wealthy as a miner, lost it all in a bank failure, then became wealthy again from publishing. On July 5, 1855 James Hutchings set out on what would be one of the most historic trips of the region, leading the second tourist party into Yosemite. (The first tourist party, in 1854, was led by Robert C. Lamon, but no account of the trip is known to be written.) He then became one of the first settlers in Yosemite Valley. Hutchings published an illustrated magazine, Hutchings' California Magazine that told the world about Yosemite and the Sierra. It was said upon "...upon the return of Hutchings' party, the descriptions staggered the skeptics and silenced the croakers. From this time forward can be considered the commencement of the visits of tourists." He was a tireless promoter, of himself and Yosemite. After Yosemite Valley was dedicated as State Park in 1864, Hutchings, through his interpretation of existing preemption laws, believed he was entitled to 160 acres (647,000 m) of land in the Valley. He sued, unsuccessfully, to have those acres deeded to himself. He did, however, get a generous payment from the state to help compensate for loss of land use. In 1875, he was banished from Yosemite Valley because of his constant challenging of the law prohibiting the construction of buildings on public lands.

Hutchings remarried twice and was an innkeeper for the Calaveras Big Tree Grove Hotel, north of Yosemite. Hutchings' prominence in Yosemite Valley allowed him to connect with figures of great importance to the history of Yosemite, including John Muir, Galen Clark and James McCauley.

While visiting Yosemite, Hutchings was killed on October 31, 1902 when his horse reared and threw him from his buggy.
Publisher: The Old Cabin / Pacific Press Publishing House
City: Yo Semite Valley / Oakland
Year: 1888
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xii/496 pages
Width: 7.5" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in green cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover, and elaborate pictorial designs representing the sites discussed in book. Mild external wear is visible. Binding is firm. Previous owner's bookplates can be seen on front endpaper. There is occasional faint finger smudging to margins. Interior is clean and without markings. Lavishly illustrated with plates and textual drawings.

Intact fold-out map at front of volume shows taping to verso of one panel.

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Lot 4243

$90

Book Details: These collectible, vintage and antique estate books offer an interesting tension between nature and civilization: on the one hand are two volumes of "The Life and Letters of John Muir," the great American naturalist and preservationist; and these are balanced by books about gardening, the domestic arts, and etiquette, or "deportment." "My Wild Flower Garden: A Study of a New Departure in Horticulture" (1927) by Herbert Durand is inscribed by the author.

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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 4244

$35

Title: Hamilton's Itinerarium: Being a Narrative of a Journey from Annapolis, Maryland through Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and New Hampshire from May to September, 1744
Author: Alexander Hamilton
Editor: Albert Bushnell Hart
Publisher: William K. Bixby
City: Saint Louis
Year: 1907
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xxvii/263 pages
Width: 7" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of this work, signed and numbered by publisher William K. Bixby. Publisher's inscription appears on front flyleaf. It reads "Henry F. Tapley / Compliments of / W. K. Bixby / St. Louis 3/1011." This is copy 421 of 487.

Antique volume is bound in three-quarter leather over brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and decorative design to spine. Book shows moderate external wear, with scuff marks to upper outside corner of rear board and light soiling to covers. Binding has separated at rear hinge. Interior is clean and without markings. Volume contains a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author and numerous plates with captioned tissue guards. Fold-out map at front of volume is well preserved. There are also a number of facsimile reproductions of journal entries.

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Lot 4245

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of ocean liners shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "American Line" (International Navigation Company, 1898) and W. Kaye Lamb's "Empress Odyssey" (British Columbia Historical Quarterly reprint, 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.

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Lot 4246

$275

Title: The American Boy's Book of Sports and Games: A Repository of In-And-Out-Door Games for Boys and Youth
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Dick & Fitzgerald, Publishers
City: New York
Year: 1864
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 600 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Handsome antique volume is bound in blind-stamped terracotta cloth, with elaborate gilt and black decorative designs to spine and front cover. Stamped gilt pictorial design within green circle appears in upper half of front cover. Book displays mild external wear, with outside corners of boards showing minor loss of material. Binding is firm. Interior is clean and bright. Lavishly illustrated with tissue-guarded color plates and a large number of in-text drawings

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Lot 4247

$225

Book Details: This collection of antique books on United States history includes several Victorian-era assessments of the past: a profusely illustrated souvenir book of the World's Fair or Columbian Exhibition in Chicago, timed for the 400th anniversary of discovery of America, as well as a serious review of those years; a political history of the U.S. published for the centennial in 1876; and two books from the opposite sides of the slavery question and the Civil War: "William Lloyd Garrison and His Times" (1879) and "Christ in the Camp, or Religion in Lee's Army" (1887). Thoroughly charming is the diminutive 1849 book, "The American Gentleman," in which Charles Butler, Esq., aimed to delineate the characteristics and deportment desirable in his countrymen.

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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 4248

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first printing of Philip Roth's "Portnoy's Complaint" (Random House, 1969, in dust jacket) and an uncorrected proof of "A Philip Roth Reader" (Jonathan Cape, 1981).

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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 4249

$150

Title: Life on the Mississippi
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: Charles L. Webster & Company
City: New York
Year: 1891
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 624 pages
Width: 6.5" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering and elaborate gilt pictorial designs to spine, stamped black lettering and decorative designs appear on front cover, with gilt pictorial design in upper left corner. Book shows light external wear. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and without markings. Volume contains in-text and full-page illustrations.

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Lot 4250

$10

Details: This collection of vintage 1960s and 1970s LP vinyl records is mostly rock and pop, but also includes comedy, movie sound tracks, and a Broadway musical. Artists for the album covers include Alberto Vargas, R. Crumb, and Terry Gilliam. Titles are as follows:

Cheap Thrills (Big Brother & the Holding Company w/Janis Joplin)
The Wall (Pink Floyd)
Eat a Peach (Allman Brothers)
American Beauty (Grateful Dead)
Live at City Center (Monty Python)
In Search of the Lost Child (Moody Blues)
Candy-O (The Cars)
A Hard Day's Night (The Beatles)
Rubber Soul (The Beatles)
It's Christmas Once Again (Jimmie Rodgers)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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Condition / Notes: All LP records are in very good condition with the exception of "A Hard Day's Night" and "Candy-O," which are in good condition. Most original sleeves are present. Cardboard record jackets show varying degrees of wear.

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Lot 4251

$20

Details: Most of this group of vintage 78 rpm records are on the early Victor label, some are labeled Victrola, and some carry the later RCA Victor mark. With them comes an original album binder. There are about fifty records in all, featuring many different artists, all performing popular (no classical) music. Many of the records come in original paper sleeves.

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Condition / Notes: These records range from good to excellent condition; none are broken.

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Lot 4252

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on the history of steam-powered ships shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are limited editions of "Steamboat to the Shore: A Pictorial History of the Steamboat Era in Monmouth County, New Jersey" (Jervey Close Press, 1966, in dust jacket), by George H. Moss, Jr., and "The Advent of Steam: The Merchant Steamship before 1900" (Conway Maritime Press Ltd, 1993), edited by Robert Gardiner.

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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 4254

$25

Book Details: History and literary history are the interests of this collection of books, which features two boxed sets. One contains the collected letters and paper of the prolific English novelist, William Makepeace Thackeray ("Vanity Fair," etc.), and the other are the entertaining, insightful, and gossipy memoirs (1691-1715) of Louis de Rouvroy, the Duc de Saint-Simon. Also included in this lot is the signed, limited edition autobiography of a truly remarkable man, "The Americanization of Edward Bok." Volume 2 of a bibliography of American literature (G.W. Cable to Timothy Dwight) and "The Secret Diary of William Byrd" complete the collection.

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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 4255

$45

Details: This antique fur carriage blanket is truly sumptious, just the thing for a sleigh ride. Manufactured by the Crosby Frisian Fur Co. of Rochester, NY, it is as irregularly shaped as the original animal. Measured to its largest dimensions, it is about 48" x 60". One side has long, soft, ivory colored fur; the other side is black horsehair. Edging of serrated, doubled black felt gives an elegant finish to the piece. Two sturdy, looped felt handles are attached to the black horsehair underside with grommets.

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Condition / Notes: This item is in generally good condition with no holes or tears, but shows wear consistent with age, i.e., the white fur has gone thin in spots and shows the hide beneath.

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Lot 4256

$70

Title: Salem Vessels and Their Voyages
Author: George Granville Putnam
Publisher: The Essex Institute
City: Salem, Massachusetts
Year: 1924
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 10"
Book Details: This collection contains volumes 1-4, subtitled as follows:

Volume I: "A History of the Pepper Trade with the Island of Sumatra"

Volume II: "A History of the "George," "Glide," "Taria Topan" and "St. Paul," in trade with Calcutta, East Coast of Africa, Madagascar, and the Philippine Islands.

Volume III: "A History of the "Astrea," "Mindoro," "Sooloo," "Panay," "Dragon," "Highlander," "Shirley," and "Formosa," with Some Accounts of Their Masters, and Other Reminiscences of Salem Shipmasters"

Volume IV: "A History of the European, African, Australian and South Pacific Islands Trade as Carried on By Salem Merchants, Particularly the Firm of N. L. Rogers & Brothers"


Condition / Notes: Antique volumes are bound in quarter cloth over blue paper-covered boards, with gilt lettering to spines and b&w pastedowns featuring sailing vessels to front covers. Books show external wear, with rubbing and light soiling to covers. Hinges of first volume are cracked. Other bindings are firm. First volume displays scattered light foxing. Pages of remaining volumes are clean and without markings. Profusely illustrated with plates.

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Lot 4257

$70

Details: These four thick, vintage copies of Esquire magazine date from the 1940s, and are notable not only for their luscious Vargas pin-ups, but also for the illustrious writers featured in their pages -- basically a Who's Who in mid-20th century journalism and fiction. And then, of course, there are the delectable girlie pics. A dozen pages in the December, 1940, January, 1943, and January, 1945 issues are given to Vargas girls, including large fold-outs. Two fold-outs also appear in the November, 1941 issue. A couple of articles have been cut out of these magazines, which remain largely intact; but the Vargas drawings are in good condition.

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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.

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.

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: $17.50
Lot 4258

$45

Title: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Author: Edward Gibbon - Edward Gibbon was an English historian and member of Parliament. His most important work, "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire," was published in six volumes between 1776 and 1788. "The Decline and Fall" is known for the quality and irony of its prose, its use of primary sources, and its open criticism of organized religion.
Publisher: Frederick Warne and Co.
City: London
Year: circa 1890
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 5.5" Height: 7.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique set is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with bright stamped gilt lettering to spines and stamped black lettering and ornamental designs to front covers. Books are in excellent condition. Name of previous owner appears discreetly stamped in upper left corner of front pastedowns. Two small black stains can be seen on fore edge of third volume.

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Lot 4259

$110

Title: The History of the Rise, Progress , and Establishment, of the Independence of the United States of America: Including an Account of the Late War: and of the Thirteen Colonies, from Their Origin to That Period
Author: William Gordon
Publisher: Hodge, Allen, and Campbell
City: New York
Year: 1789
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 1 Complete: No
Pagination: 446 pages
Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the third volume of a three-volume edition.

Antique volume is bound in full-leather, with gilt-lettered labels to spine. Front board and attached pages are detached. Book shows external wear, with scraping to covers and light soiling. Blank preliminary pages display author's signature and staining. Scattered foxing can be seen throughout interior.

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Lot 4260

$225

Book Details: The history of jazz is the focus of this collection, and the development of the genre is explored both generally and in biographies of specific musicians. Multiple copies of the "Jazz Directory" (1955, London, Cassell & Co.) which lists all recorded jazz and swing music, are included.

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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 4261

$30

Book Details: This assortment of collectible vintage and antique estate reference books has three main themes, but also includes other books not in these categories.
Words and language is one topic, with dictionaries in English and French, a book of similes, and a number of books on speaking, elocution, and speech-making. The other two general areas are sports and games, and food and cooking. Both offer historical perspective into these topics.

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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 4262

$90

Details: This collection of antique ephemera contains some unusual and intriguing items. This material comes from the estates of the Pomeroy/Holcombe families of Troy, PA. Among the items are two large, half-leather, hardcover, personalized music folios from 1872 and 1878, with compositions by Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Stephen Foster, and several women whose names have been forgotten.

A scrapbook with a lavishly embossed cover contains employee trip passes from a variety of railroad lines. Other documents include a missionary certificate and an invitation to the opening ceremonies of the 1876 International Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.

A photograph album of the childhood pictures of Herbert Dwight Holcombe, Jr, dated 1925, contains pictures taken by noted Philadelphia photographer Gertrude Sayen. The work of another notable women, turn of the century British illustrator Katherine Cameron, decorates the work of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning in a charming little booklet.

Among the other material included in this interesting lot is a program for the 1913 silent film, "Fedora," which was advertised as "a $25,000 production" (!).

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

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Lot 4263

$120

Title: Further Fables for Our Time
Author: James Thurber
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
City: New York
Year: 1956
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 174 pages
Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce author-signed first printing of this collection of 47 "fables" that originally appeared in The New Yorker, of which ten were printed here for the first time. Inscription on front flyleaf reads "Merry / Christmas / to Virginia / James Thurber."

This volume is bound in green cloth-backed dark gray paper-covered boards. Gilt-lettered label appears on spine with stamped lettering below it and decorative design above. Bright gilt-stamped pictorial designs depicting various animals can be seen on front cover. Book shows mild external wear. Binding is tight. Interior is clean and without markings. Illustrated with vignettes drawn by the author.

Intact dust jacket displays sunning to spine panel and discoloration along edge with front panel.



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Lot 4264

$70

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on naval architecture, ship design and shipbuilding shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "Shipbuilding in Colonial America" (University Press of Virginia, 1976, in dust jacket), and 5 copies of "John Lenthall, Naval Architect: A Guide to Plans and Drawings of American Naval and Merchant Vessels, 1790-1874" (Philadelphia Maritime Museum, 1991).

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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 4265

$90

Book Details: The life and letters of Virginia Woolf is prominent in this superb collection of literary history. Two complete, six-volume sets, one of Woolf's diaries and another of her letters, are here. Books on her sister, Vanessa Bell, and her friend and lover, Vita Sackville-West, are also included in this lot. Volumes on other writers include Jean Rhys, Anton Chekhov, Simone de Beauvoir Randall Jarrell, H.D., Thornton Wilder, Tennessee Williams, James Thurber, Oscar Wilde, Delmore Schwartz, A.E. Housman, and Charles Baudelaire, 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 4266

$175

Title: Selected Porcelains from the Palace Museum Collection "Ku Kung Po-wu Wuan ts'ang tz'u hsuan-chi"
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: Wen Wu Press
City: Unknown
Year: 1962
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: Unpaginated
Width: 13" Height: 15.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Folio is bound in cream-colored cloth, with stamped ornamental designs and gilt Chinese characters to front cover. Book shows mild external wear, with small tape markings at bottom and top edges of front and rear covers. Ex-library volume has name of library stamped at top and bottom edges of text block. Front hinge is taped. Tape markings are also visible at upper and lower edges of endpapers. Customary library attachments can be seen on rear pastedown. Interiors are clean and bright. Illustrated with tipped-in color plates.

Text is in Chinese.

Large booklet (measuring approximately 12" x 15"), in original printed wrappers, with customary library markings and attachments accompanies folio. Texts in both Chinese and English.

Folio and booklet are preserved in slipcase. Panels and edges of case are taped, with taping detaching at edges.



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