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Lot 4267

$30

Details: There are two antique, marbled notebooks in this lot. The one with the red, combed cover is an autograph book which belonged to Lucretia Wood. The inscriptions cover the years 1869-72, and are all from eastern Pennsylvania, with many from her schoolmates at the Eaton Institute in Kennett Square, Chester County. Others are from Lancaster County and York County. Tucked into the notebook is an invitation to the wedding of Mary Wood (daughter of James and Mercy) and Davis E. Allen on March 22, 1877.

With the exception of a hand-written copy of "Barbara Frietchie" by John Greenleaf Whittier, the brown notebook contains original poetry of the floridly sentimental sort that gives Victorian literature a bad name. This notebook may have been composed by Mrs. Mary R. Jones -- the only other signature which appears in the notebook.

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Condition / Notes: These notebooks show normal wear for their age, but are in very good condition otherwise, with intact spines and pages, most of which are still legible.

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 4268

$25

Details: This collection of colorful vintage children's records has over 200 items in it, most dating from the 1950s. About half of them are 7" 45 rpm records, and the other half are 6" records designed to be played at 33-1/3 rpm. Most are an opaque yellow, but many are red or orange, and a couple are blue.

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Condition / Notes: Since these are used children's records, condition ranges from good to poor. None are broken.

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Lot 4269

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are "The Tea Clippers: Their History and Development, 1833-1875" (Naval Institute Press, 1983), "The Heyday of Sail: The Merchant Sailing Ship, 1650-1830" (Conway Maritime Press, 1995), "The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels since Pre-Classical Times" (Conway Maritime Press, 1995).

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Condition / Notes: Books are like new, with occasional light shelfwear. Two books have small paper stickers to front covers.

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 4270

$70

Details: There are about 70 records in this collection of vintage children's vinyl, which includes 45 rpm singles in dust jackets, four multi-record albums, a few large 33 rpm singles, and 11 novelty picture records. These records date from the late 1940s on into the 1960s.

The albums, which are all in very good condition, include "Uncle Remus Stories," "Bozo at the Dog Show," "Pee-Wee the Piccolo," and Walt Disney's "Peter Pan."

There are 42 singles, of which 16 are Christmas records. Many of these records were produced by the publishers of Little Golden Books, and some of these records have books bound into their covers . The eleven picture records are double-sided, with different illustrations on each side.

Several empty, pictorial sleeves for children's records are also enclosed.

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Condition / Notes: The albums are all in very good condition. Condition of the other records ranges from very good to fair. No broken records are included.

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: $21.50
Lot 4271

$45

Title: Valentine's Manual of Old New York
Author:
Publisher: Valentine's Manual Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1921
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xvii/325 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is No. 6, New Series 1922 of Valentine's Manual of Old New York. It contains texts on such topics as "Edgar Allen Poe in New York City," "Trinity Church and Burial Ground" "The North River," and "Touring in Old New York."

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. Volume is in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color plates, including several fold outs.

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 4272

$50

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible literary works relating to the Beat Generation shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a second printing of "Charles Olson: Reading at Berkeley" (Coyote, 1966), a first printing of New World Writing 16 (J. B. Lippincott Company, 1960), with original contributions by Tillie Olson, Pynchon, and Anne Sexton, and an issue of Poetry (Volume XC, Number 1) from April 1957, with what is reportedly the first appearance of "Adagia" by Wallace Stevens.

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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 4273

$25

Title: The Marriage of Guenevere
Author: Richard Hovey - Richard Hovey was an American poet. Graduating from Dartmouth College in 1885, he is known in part for penning the school Alma Mater, Men of Dartmouth.
Publisher: Small Maynard and Company
City: Boston
Year: 1899
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 4.75" Height: 7"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in paper-covered boards with ornate gilt-lettered white-cloth backstrip. Books show mild external wear, with a few dark spots to covers and slight fraying at corners. Binding is firm. Preliminary pages display foxing. Pages are otherwise 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 4274

$35

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s).

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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: $15.50
Lot 4275

$15

Title: Franz Kafka: A Chronology and Bibliography
Author: Angel Flores
Publisher: Bern Porter
City: Houlton, Maine
Year: 1944
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 19 pages
Width: 6.25" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce first edition with signed handwritten correspondence between author and T. Weiss dating from the years 1944 and 1945 laid in.

Book is bound in original stapled green wrappers. 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: $4.50
Lot 4276

$45
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Advent of Steam: The Merchant Steamship before 1900 by Robert Gardiner, uncredited author Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.Book and dust jacket are in as new condition.
- Cogs, Caravels and Galleons: The Sailing Ship, 1000-1650 by Robert Gardiner, uncredited author Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.Books and dust jackets are as new. Profusely illustrated.


- The Age of the Galley: Mediterranean Oared Vessels since Pre-Classical Times by uncredited author - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.- The Line of Battle: The Sailing Warship, 1650-1840 by Robert Gardiner, uncredited author Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.- The Heyday of Sail: The Merchant Ship, 1650-1830 by uncredited author, Robert Gardiner Edited by Robert Gardiner - Dated 2000 by Chartwell Books Inc.

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: $15.50
Lot 4277

$40

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books on American nautical history shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a first edition of "The Saga of Cape Ann" (The Bond Wheelwright Co., 1960, in price-clipped dust jacket), signed by authors Melvin T. Copeland and Elliott C. Rogers, and a first edition of "Seafaring in Colonia Massachusetts" (The Colonial Society of Massachusetts, 1980, in dust jacket).

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

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 4278

$35

Title: The Works of John Marston
Author: John Marston - John Marston was an English poet, playwright and satirist during the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods. Although his career as a writer lasted only a decade, his work is remembered for its energetic and often obscure style, its contributions to the development of a distinctively Jacobean style in poetry, and its idiosyncratic vocabulary.
Editor: A. H. Bullen
Publisher: John C. Nimmo
City: London
Year: 1887
Printing Information: Limited Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 3 Complete: Yes
Width: 6.75" Height: 9.5"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce limited edition of the works of John Marston. This is copy number 31 of 200.

Antique set is bound in maroon cloth, with printed paper labels to spines. Books show external wear, with chipping at head of spines. First volume has chipping at foot of spine. Bindings are firm. Interiors 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: $10.50
Lot 4279

$25

Title: George Selwyn and His Contemporaries; with Memoirs and Notes
Author: John Heneage Jesse - John Heneage Jesse, English historian, son of Edward Jesse, was educated at Eton, and afterward became a clerk in the secretary's department of the Admiralty.

His poem on "Mary, Queen of Scots," was published about 1831, and was followed by a collection of poems entitled "Tales of the Dead." He also wrote a drama, "Richard III," and a fragmentary poem entitled "London." None of these ventures achieved any success, but his numerous historical works are written with vivacity and interest, and, in their own style, are an important contribution to the history of England.

The titles of these works are sufficiently indicative of their character. They are sketches of the principal personages and of the social details of various periods in the history of England rather than complete and comprehensive historical narratives.

In addition to these works Jesse wrote "Literary and Historical Memorials of London" (1847), "London and its Celebrities" (1850), and a new edition of this work as "London: its Celebrated Characters and Remarkable Places" (1871). His "Memoirs of Celebrated Etonians" appeared in 1875.

A collected edition containing most of his works in thirty volumes was published in London in 1901.
Publisher: Richard Bentley
City: London
Year: 1843-1844
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9.25"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This set is bound in blindstamped brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to spines. Books show mild external wear, with sunning to spines and small dents to fore edges of volumes 3 and 4. Bindings are firm. Interiors display varying degrees of foxing, with heavier spotting on plates and at ends. Illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispieces and plates.

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 4280

$25

Book Details: This lot includes the group of Jane Austen titles shown in the corresponding image(s). These are reprints of manuscripts from Bodleian Library published by Oxford University Press. Present in this collection are "Lady Susan" (1925), "Fragment of a Novel" (1925), "Volume the First" (1933) and "Volume the Third" (1951).


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Condition / Notes: These volumes are uniformly bound, with cloth-backed paper-covered boards and printed paper labels to spines. Books show light external wear. with one volume displaying faint staining to spine.

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Lot 4281

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of new books shown in the corresponding image(s). These are 10 reprint copies of "Views around Ithaca" by F. W. Clarke (originally published in 1869). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction.
Condition / Notes: Books are as new.

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Lot 4282

$35

Book Details: These antique works of history offer insight into the thinking of early and mid-century Victorians, and are handsome, decorative volumes as well (some leather-bound). Two books explore the history of Venice, two contain the memoirs of the prolific English essayist William Hazlitt, and two contain a biography of the 18th century Chancellor of England, Lord Eldon. Published in 1878, a Chicago high school teacher attempted to afford a synthesized overview of history with charts and tables in his "Synopsis of History."

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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: $12.50
Lot 4283

$25

Book Details: This assortment of non-fiction books include valuable references on gardening and animals, featuring books by Gerald Durrell and Vita Sackville-West. Other topics include the rugs of China and Central Asia, waterfowl, and cooking. A handful of titles by Eric Sloane, on barns, woodworking, and traditional crafts, are also present.

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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: $25.50
Lot 4284

$20

Book Details: This lot includes the group of collectible antique literary works shown in the corresponding image(s). Among the titles in this collection are a two-volume edition of "Susan Lenox: Her Fall and Rise" (D. Appleton and Company, 1917) by David Graham Phillips, a rebound "Literature and Art" (Fowlers and Wells, 1852) by S. Margaret Fuller, "By Subtle Fragrance Held" (J. B. Lippincott, 1893) by Mary Fletcher Stevens, and "Manuel de proverbes dramatiques" (Munroe et Compagnie, 1840).

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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 4285

$35

Details: There are three large (27" x 41"), original, vintage movie posters in this lot. The oldest advertises "Warlord," a 1965 film. The Peter Sellers version of "The Prisoner of Zenda" came out in 1979; and in her youth (before "Downton Abbey"), Elizabeth McGovern made "Lovesick" in 1983.

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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 4286

$10

Details: This lot includes the group of loose leaves and covers from German photography magazines shown in the corresponding image. Among the magazine titles present in this collection are Photofreund, Photographische Rundschau und Mitteilungen, and Photographie fur Alle. This material 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.



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Condition / Notes: As with all the books and 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 4287

$10

Title: Peter Penny under the Dream Tree (Based on the Modern Anti-War Fairy Tale of the Same Name): A Play with Music for Children (and Grown-Ups)
Author: James F. Hanley, Pat Ballard
Publisher: Samuel French
City: New York
Year: 1939
Printing Information: Signed Edition
Binding Style: Other - see description
Pagination: 31 pages
Width: 7" Height: 10"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of this work signed by co-author Pat Ballard. Inscription on front cover reads "For Annie Pomeroy Holcombe / With the sincere admiration / of the author / Pat Ballard / 6/25/40."

Volume is in original stapled printed wrappers. Book shows mild external wear, with light soiling to covers and four markings to upper half of rear cover. Interior is clean and without markings.


It should be noted that Pat Ballard is author of "Mr. Sandman."

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Lot 4288

$60

Title: Valentine's Manual of Old New York
Author: uncredited author
Editor: Henry Collins Brown
Publisher: Valentine's Manual Inc.
City: New York
Year: 1923
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 386 pages
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is the 1924 edition of the Valentine's Manual of Old New York. It contains texts on such topics as "Obsolete Names of Localities on Manhattan Island,"
"Famous New York Hotels in the "Seventies", " "Manners and Customs in Dutch New York," "Museum of the City of New York" and "First Attempt To Introduce Running Water into Houses."

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. Edges of text block display foxing. Volume is otherwise in excellent condition. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color plates, including several fold outs.

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 4289

$80

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 edition of Evan S. Connell, Jr.'s "The Patriot" (The Viking Press, 1960, in dust jacket), a first issue of Graham Greene's "A Burnt-Out Case" (Heinemann, 1961, in dust jacket), a first printing of Norman Mailer's "Barbary Shore" (Rinehart & Co., Inc., 1951, in dust jacket) and a first state of Saul Bellow's "The Adventures of Augie March" (The Viking Press, 1953, in dust jacket).

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

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 4290

$175

Title: Enamel Ware in the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties
Author: uncredited author
Publisher: National Palace Museum
City: Taipei, Taiwan
Year: 1999
Printing Information: First Printing
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 290 pages
Width: 9" Height: 12"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in blind-stamped green cloth, with stamped gilt and black lettering in English to spine and front cover, and stamped Chinese characters in black and red to spine and front cover. Book is in excellent condition. Lavishly illustrated with bright color photographs. Preliminary texts, lists of plates and captions in Chinese and English. Image descriptions in Chinese only.

Dust jacket is also in excellent condition.

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Lot 4291

$80
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Passage: A Work Record by Irving Penn - Dated 1991 by Alfred A. Knopf - First EditionVolume and dust jacket are in excellent condition.
- A Notebook at Random by Irving Penn - Dated 2004 by Bulfinch Press - First Edition - Book and dust jacket are in excellent condition.



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Lot 4292

$90

Title: History of the War of the Independence of the United States of America
Author: Charles Botta - Carlo Giuseppe Guglielmo Botta was an Italian historian.

He was born at San Giorgio Canavese in Piedmont. He studied medicine at the University of Turin, and obtained his doctors degree when about twenty years of age. Having rendered himself obnoxious to the government during the political commotions that followed the French Revolution, he was imprisoned for over a year; and on his release in 1795 he withdrew to France, only to return to his native country as a surgeon in the French army, whose progress he followed as far as Venice. Here he joined the expedition to Corfu, from which he did not return to Italy till 1798. At first he favored French policy in Italy, contributed to the annexation of Piedmont by France in 1799, and was an admirer of Napoleon; but he afterwards changed his views, realizing the necessity for the union of all Italians and for their freedom from foreign control.

After the separation of Piedmont from France in 1814, he retired into private life, but, fearing persecution at home, became a French citizen. In 1817 he was appointed rector of the University of Rouen, but in 1822 was removed owing to clerical influence. Amid all the vicissitudes of his early manhood Botta had never allowed his pen to be long idle, and in the political quiet that followed 1816 he naturally devoted himself more exclusively to literature. In 1824 he published a history of Italy from 1789 to 1814 (4 vols.), on which his fame principally rests; he himself had been an eyewitness of many of the events described. His continuation of Guicciardini, which he was afterwards encouraged to undertake, is a careful and laborious work, but is not based on original authorities and is of small value.

Though living in Paris, he was in both these works the ardent exponent of that recoil against everything French which took place throughout Europe. A careful exclusion of all Gallicisms, as a reaction against the French influences of the day, is one of the marked features of his style, which is not infrequently impassioned and eloquent, though at the same time cumbrous, involved and ornate. Botta died at Paris on 10 August 1837, in comparative poverty, but in the enjoyment of an extensive and well-earned reputation.

The works of Carlo Botta are "Storia naturale e medica deli Isola di Corfu" (1798); an Italian translation of Born's "Joannis Physiophili specimen monachologiae" (1801); "Souvenirs d'un voyage en Dalmatie" (1802); "Storia della guerra dell' Independenza d'America" (1809); "Camillo, a poem" (1815); "Storia d'Italia dal 1789 al 1814" (1824, new ed., Prato, 1862); "Storia d'Italia in continuazione al Guicciardini" (1832, new ed, Milan, 1878).


Translor: George Alexander Otis
Publisher: L. Candee, Publisher
City: New Haven
Year: 1842
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 2 Complete: Yes
Width: 6" Height: 9"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: Antique volume is bound in full leather, with gilt lettering and decorative designs to spine. Book shows external wear, with rubbing to covers and narrow cracking along spine edges. Bindings are firm. Volume has marbled endpapers and edges. First volume display occasional light foxing, second volume heavier foxing throughout. Illustrated with frontispieces and additional plates, as well as battle and area maps.

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Lot 4293

$35

Book Details: This collection of works on American history examines neglected aspects of the colonial and post-revolutionary eras, such as the the development of science and the roles of women and work. Also addressed are regions, such as New England, and Madison, WI as seen through the historical record furnished by a local newspaper. Memoirs by Chauncey Depew and James G. Blaine("Twenty Years in Congress 1861-81") are here, as is the 50th anniversary yearbook of Princeton's Class of 1939.

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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: $51.50
Lot 4294

$60

Details: This delightful, vintage, pre-WWII tea and dessert set is marked "Made in Japan," and is complete with teapot, creamer and sugar bowl, six cake plates, and six cups and saucers. Made of fine quality china, the porcelain in the cups is thin enough to see the pattern from the other side. Each piece is colorfully hand-painted with a charming scene inspired by the traditional Blue Willow pattern, featuring a pagoda and shade tree, an arched footbridge over a lake, and two swallows cavorting over it. The service pieces are highlighted with gold. This set is intact with lids for the teapot and sugar bowl.

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Condition / Notes: This tea set is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks, and very little evidence of wear.

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 4295

$275

Title: Marc Chagall: The Jerusalem Windows
Author: Jean Leymarie, Marc Chagall
Publisher: George Braziller, Publisher
City: New York
Year: 1962
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 210 pages
Width: 10.25" Height: 13.25"
Book Details: "This book which was compiled by Andre Sauret was completed on June 7, 1962. The texts by Jean Leymarie were composed by hand in "Romain du Roi and were printed by the Imprimerie Nationale de France. The thirty-six preparatory color designs, some of which are in twenty colors, were transferred to the stones by Charles Sorlier under the direction of Marc Chagall. These designs and the two original lithographs by Marc Chagall were printed by Mourlot Freres. The other reproductions and the binding are by Draeger Freres."
Condition / Notes: Volume is bound in red cloth with stamped gilt lettering to spine and front cover. Book shows sunning to spine and upper portion of front cover. Covers also display light soiling. Binding is firm. Volume has b&w photo with view of the mountains of Judaea on both endpapers. Slight rippling appears in upper inside corner of rear pastedown. Interior is clean and without markings, with many bright illustrations.

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Lot 4296

$60

Book Details: Amusement is the theme of this collection of antique children's books, which contains classics by noted authors and illustrators. Best of the lot is "The Pied Piper of Hamelin" by Robert Browning, with pictures by Kate Greenaway. Lewis Carroll's two "Alice" books appear in one volume illustrated with John Tenniel's droll sketches, and a "Young Folks" version of "Uncle Tom's Cabin" is also included, along with an anthology of poetry, games, stories, and songs. Nature writing animates "Shaggycoat: The Biography of a Beaver."

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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 4297

$80

Book Details: Adventure and exploration is the theme of this collection of decorative antique books. "Thirty Years from Home" contains a first-hand account of service in the British and American navies of the early 19th century, and expeditions into the polar and tropical regions, including the newly acquired and unfamiliar territory of Alaska, are narrated in other volumes. "Our Arctic Province" is illustrated and comes with a detailed fold-out map.

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Condition / Notes: These books are generally in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications; older items are more likely to have advanced flaws. Note that the leather spine on one book has been reinforced with clear tape.


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Lot 4298

$110

Book Details: This lot includes the group of books shown in the corresponding image(s).

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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 4299

$120

Title: Jane Austen's Letters to Her Sister Cassandra and Others
Author: Jane Austen - Jane Austen was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature, her realism and biting social commentary cementing her historical importance among scholars and critics.

Austen lived her entire life as part of a close-knit family located on the lower fringes of the English landed gentry. She was educated primarily by her father and older brothers as well as through her own reading. The steadfast support of her family was critical to her development as a professional writer. Her artistic apprenticeship lasted from her teenage years until she was about 35 years old. During this period, she experimented with various literary forms, including the epistolary novel which she tried then abandoned, and wrote and extensively revised three major novels and began a fourth. From 1811 until 1816, with the release of "Sense and Sensibility" (1811), "Pride and Prejudice" (1813), "Mansfield Park" (1814) and "Emma" (1816), she achieved success as a published writer. She wrote two additional novels, "Northanger Abbey" and "Persuasion," both published posthumously in 1818, and began a third, which was eventually titled "Sanditon," but died before completing it.
Editor: R. W. Chapman
Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)
City: Oxford
Year: 1932
Printing Information: First Edition
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: xlv/509 plus 148 pages of notes
Width: 5.75" Height: 8"
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: This is a scarce edition of this work, with two volumes bound as one.

Antique volume is bound in red cloth, with paper spine label. Book shows mild external, with faint markings to covers. Binding is firm. Pages are clean and bright. Illustrated with plates and fold-out maps.

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