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Lot 6001

$120
Title: List of Pensioners on the Roll January 1, 1883; Giving the Name of Each Pensioner, the Cause for Which Pensioned, the Post-Office Address, the Rate of Pension per Month, and the Date of Original Allowance, as Called For by the Senate Resolutions of December 8, 1882
Publisher: Government Printing Office (Washington, D. C.)
Printing Year: 1883
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century government report. This set lacks second volume. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges. Antique spine labels are visible. Customary library stamps, additions and markings are present. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6002

$950
Title: Dickens' Works
Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: J. B. Lippincott Company (Philadelphia) / Chapman & Hall, Ld. (London)
Printing Year: circa 1890
Number of Volumes: Complete 30 volume set

Notes: Bound in three-quarter leather with raised bands, marbled boards and bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce de luxe limited edition of the works of Charles Dickens. This is copy number 5 of 250. The work contains in-text illustrations and engraved plates by such artists as H. K. Browne, G. Cattermole, F. Walker, Marcus Stone, etc. The volumes show very mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with gilt top edges. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 6003

$175
Title: Wallace's Year-Book of Trotting and Pacing
Author: J. H. Wallace
Publishers: Wallace's Monthly / American Trotting Register Association
Printing Years: 1888 - 1915
Number of Volumes: 29 volume set (Volumes 3 - 30)

Notes: Bound in blind stamped dark green cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of this periodical series providing a yearly statistics of horse racing published by John H. Wallace (1822 - 1903).

In 1856, Wallace began collecting information with the ultimate purpose of publishing a stud book of thoroughbred horses. The thoroughbred, or British racehorse, was then here, as in England, the only horse of literature, though the Morgans and the fast trotting horses had begun to attract attention. From the files of the oldest American sporting journals containing the records of racing and from old turfmen and breeders and from other sources of information, Wallace gleaned a great mass of pedigrees, which he published in 1867 in "Wallace's American Stud Book." While compiling the thoroughbred pedigrees, Wallace gathered such information as he found about the breeding and records of trotting horses, and these he arranged as a supplement to his work on the running horse. This supplement contained all horses that have trotted in public in 1.40 or better and many of their progenitors and descendants with all that is known of their blood. It was a very meager work covering considerably less than 100 pages and containing in many instances only the names, color and record of the horse registered. That the editor was pretty well satisfied with it is indicated by a sentence in the introduction: "It is believed that this compilation of trotting horses, embracing more than seven hundred animals, is very nearly perfect, but it is not claimed to be entirely so." Meager and imperfect as it is now known to have been, this trotting supplement was more used and appreciated than was the main stud book, and soon after its publication, Wallace turned his undivided attention to this new field: the history and literature of the American trotting horse.

The first volume of "Wallace's American Trotting Register" was published in 1871. It represented years of untiring labor, travel through all parts of the United States and personal investigation of hundreds of important pedigrees which before had been altogether unknown, or in hopeless confusion. The second volume was published in 1874, and in 1875, Wallace removed to New York City, where he established Wallace's Monthly, a magazine devoted to the trotting horse. Later he published "Wallace's Year Book," a statistical work containing reports of all races trotted or paced in the United States and Canada, together with elaborate tables of pedigrees and records designed to bring out the relative merits of the different families of trotting horses. Wallace continued the publication of the Register, the Monthly and the Year Book until 1891, when a controversy between him and several wealthy and influential breeders, concerning the pedigree of the famous trotting mare Sunol, led to a rupture which ended in the sale of the publications to the American Trotting Register Association, a business corporation located at Chicago, for about $130,000. Nine volumes of the Trotting Register, six volumes of the Year Book and 15 volumes of the Monthly were published under the direction of Wallace before he relinquished control, and these works contain more than all others concerning the history of the trotting horse. (Background information courtesy of the Iowa History Project at iagenweb.org/history/hoi/hoibw)

This set runs from Volume 3 to Volume 30. Volume III is illustrated with tissue-guarded frontispiece and plates of race horses. Volume IV has a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of Wallace. Volume V also has frontispiece illustration. Remaining volumes do not appear to be illustrated.
The work contains series of tables showing the comparative value of the different strains of blood as exemplified by performances and is published under the authority of The National Association of Trotting Horse Breeders. The system of numbering, consecutively, all entire horses and colts that are standard established order for the breeding that would help the sport develop and last through the decades to come. Each volume begins with an Index to Standard Horses in alphabetical order. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, with antique paper library labels visible on spines (spine of third volume shows taping). Most volumes are solidly bound, a few have cracked hinges and/or gutters. Volumes have (lightly) age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers of all volumes. Title pages are stamped. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $62.50
Lot 6004

$22
Title: Records of the English Province of the Society of Jesus
Author: Henry Foley, S. J.
Publisher: Burns and Oates (London)
Printing Year: 1880 /1882 First Edition
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce theological work by Henry Foley (1811 - 1911), an English Roman Catholic church historian. Under the influence of the Oxford Movement, Foley was led to embrace the Catholic Faith in 1846, and five years later, on the death of his wife Anne, daughter of John Vezard of Gloucestershire, he sought admission as a lay brother into the Society of Jesus. Urged to enter as a scholastic and to prepare for the priesthood, he said it was Our Lady's wish that he should be a lay brother. For thirty years he occupied the post of lay brother socius to the English provincial superior.
During that time he produced his gigantic work, "The Records of the English Province of the Society of Jesus" (8 octavo volumes), a compilation of immense labor and original research and an invaluable store of historical detail put together with a persevering assiduity rarely found even in the most painstaking of historians. Brother Foley deserves to share with Father Henry More the title of historian of the Society. He also wrote "Jesuits in Conflict," a work describing the sufferings of some of the English Jesuit confessors of the Faith. (background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

These are volumes VI and VII of this series. The work is illustrated with sepia frontispieces with tissue-guards and other sepia illustrations. Both volumes contain fold-out genealogical tables. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear. Cracks appear at heads of spines and along top of front gutter of volume VI. Hinges are cracked. Antique spine labels are visible. Text blocks are intact lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to endpapers. Library stamps and pencil markings appear on title pages. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6005

$30
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: The American Journal of Philology
Editor: Basil L. Gildersleeve
Issue Date Range: 1880 through 1884
Issue Number Range: Volume I, No. 1 through Vol. 4, No. 20

Notes:Bound in half leather with raised bands and marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce collection of the first twenty issues of this scholarly journal. Founded in 1880 by Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve (1831 - 1924), this quarterly published by the Johns Hopkins University has helped to shape American classical scholarship. Today, the Journal has achieved worldwide recognition as a forum for international exchange among classicists and philologists by publishing original research in classical literature, philology, linguistics, history, society, religion, philosophy, and cultural and material studies. Book review sections are featured in every issue.

These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with the first volume showing detaching spine cover and fifth volume with detached boards. Remaining volumes are solidly bound. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. No additional library markings appear on lightly age-toned pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6006

$50
Title: Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics
Editor: James Hastings
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Printing Year: 1908 - 1926
Number of Volumes: Complete 13 volume set

Notes: Bound in burgundy cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce reference work that covers not only religious matters but thousands of ancillary topics as well, including folklore, myth, ritual, anthropology, psychology, etc. James Hastings (18521922) was a Scottish Presbyterian minister and biblical scholar.

The work contains in-text illustrations and plates. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Volume IV lacks upper left-hand corner of spine cover. Trace of library plates to front covers faintly visible. Library spine labels are clearly visible. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers. Title pages bear library stamp. The books measure approximately 8 1/4" x 11 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 6007

$24
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: American Literary Gazette and Publisher's Circular
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: November 2, 1868 through April 15, 1869
Issue Number Range: Vol. XII, No. 1 through Vol. XII, No. 12

Notes: This publication was a forerunner to the still extant, and very successful, "Publishers' Weekly." It contains bookselling/publisher trade news, as well as numerous advertisements. Columns include "Notes on Books and Booksellers", "The Authors Abroad", "Our Continental Correspondence", "Bibliography", etc., etc. Texts appear in double columns.
Lot 6008

$80
Title: Treaties and Agreements With and Concerning China, 1894 - 1919
Editor: John V. A. MacMurray
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Printing Year: 1921
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in red cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce compilation of documents relating to the affairs of China, as involving foreign interests, during the period beginning with the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-95. This is a publication of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Division of International Law. The work is illustrated with intact fold-out color maps. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear. Antique library spine labels are visible. Hinges are cracked. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type appear at rear. Title pages bear library stamps. Lightly age-toned pages appear to be unmarked. The books measure approximately 8" x 10 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6010

$45
Title: The Talking Thrush and Other Tales from India
Authors: W. Crooke & W. H. D. Rouse
Publisher: J. M. Dent & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1902 Second Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright pictorial front cover and spine, this antique volume is a scarce collection of Indian folk tales, made by Mr. Crooke in the course of the Ethnological Survey of the North-West provinces and Oudh. The work is illustrated with full-page and in-text black-and-white reproductions of drawings by noted illustrator W. H. Robinson. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, and is solidly bound with clean pages. The volume shows customary library markings. The book measures approximately 5 3/4" x 7 3/4" and contains 217 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6011

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Objects from the Tibetan Lamaist Collection of Jacques Marchais - Dated 1941 by The Comet Press, Inc. - Illustrated with large black & white photographs
- Designing for the Stage by Doris Zinkeisen - Dated 1938 by The Studio Publications Inc. (London) - Illustrated with tipped-in black & white photographs
- The Universal Songster - No year stated by Jones and Co.(London) - Marbled boards; in-text engravings
- Pain, Pleasure, and Aesthetics by Henry Rutgers Marshall, M.A. - Dated 1894 by Macmillan and Co. (London) - Gilt stamping
- The Story of Siena and San Gimignano by Edmund G. Gardner - Dated 1904 by J.M. Dent & Co. (London) - Full leather with raised bands and gilt stamping

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6012

$120
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Dr. A. Supan
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1885 - 1888
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set

Notes: Rebound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the oldest German-language scholarly journal dedicated to geography and cartography. All of the most important geographic discoveries of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as scientific developments and theories, such as Alfred Wegener's 1912 hypothesis that continents "drift," were presented on its pages. The journal developed into an important publication, setting the standard in the history of the great expeditions and discoveries, and European colonial matters. The work is lavishly illustrated with a variety of well-preserved maps, a number of which are large fold-out maps in color. These ex-library volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers in gilt appear at foot of spine. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Stamps are visible on rear flyleaves. Library stamps also appear on verso of maps (occasionally also on margins), title pages and at top margins of text. The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6013

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Commerce of Rhode Island - Dated 1914 by The Plimpton Press (Norwood, MA) - Illustrated with facsimile autographs
- John Checkley; or the Evolution of Religious Tolerance in Massachusetts Bay by Rev. Edmund F. Slafter - Dated 1897 by The Prince Society - 1/2 leather with raised bands; some splitting at gutters
- North Carolina, A Study in English Colonial Government by Charles Lee Raper - Dated 1904 by The Macmillan Company - Red cloth with gilt stamping; front board detaching
- The Battle of April 19, 1775 by Frank Warren Coburn - Dated 1912 by the author - Blue cloth, gilt stamping
- Title by Author - Dated YEAR by Publisher - notation

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6014

$50
This lot features a group of bound early magazine compilations. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The compilations featured in this lot include the following issues of the Travel publication that includes a wide range of topics (see notation list) and advertisements :

- edited by NA - Dated from May to October 1916 - "See America Number," South American and African jungles, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from November 1916 to April 1917 - Hawaii, Japan, Mexico, Yellowstone, etc.
- edited by NA - Dated from May to October 1917 - "The American Number," New Mexico, Peking, Russian Revolution, etc.

Unless otherwise noted, these ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and library markings on endpapers. Front covers have library stamp in small type. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6015

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Library of Congress; Catalog of the Gardiner Greene Hubbard Collection of Engravings by Arthur Jeffrey Parsons - Dated 1905 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.)
- Catalogue of Oriental Rugs in the Collection of James F. Ballard - Dated 1924 by No publisher listed - Illustrated with black & white photography
- Metal Plate Lithography for Artists and Draftsmen by C.A. Seward - Dated 1931 by The Pencil Points Press, Inc. - Illustrated with drawings
- A Catalogue of the Allen A. Brown Collection of Books Relating to the Stage - Dated 1919 by The (Boston, MA) Trustees of the Library of the City of Boston
- Handbook of Engraved Gems by C.W. King, M.A. - Dated 1885 by George Bell and Sons (London) - Illustrated with engravings
- Handcraft in Wood and Metal by John Hooper - Dated 1936 by The Manual Arts Press (Peoria, IL) - Extensively illustrated with photos, diagrams and drawings

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 6016

$90
Title: A History of the Knights of Malta, or the Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
Author: Major Whitworth Porter
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, & Roberts (London)
Printing Year: 1858 (Second Volume only)

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Knights of Malta by Whitworth Porter (1827 - 1892). Also known as the Knights Hospitaller (and as the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, Order of St. John, Knights of Malta, and Chevaliers of Malta), the Knights of Malta were a Christian organization that began as an Amalfitan hospital founded in Jerusalem in approximately 1080 to provide care for poor, sick or injured pilgrims to the Holy Land. After the Western Christian conquest of Jerusalem in 1099 during the First Crusade, it became a religious/military order under its own charter, and was charged with the care and defense of the Holy Land. Following the conquest of the Holy Land by Islamic forces, the Order operated from Rhodes, over which it was sovereign, and later from Malta where it administered a vassal state under the Spanish viceroy of Sicily. This second volume begins with the surrender of Rhodes and the departure of the order for Candia. There are chapters dedicated to the organization and rituals of the order, as well as to its history in England, Scotland, Ireland, etc.

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, and is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Antique library spine label is visible. Customary library stamps and markings appear on endpapers and title page. The book measures approximately 6" x 9" and contains 522 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6017

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Paraclete: An Essay on the Personality and Ministry of the Holy Ghost by Joseph Parker - Dated 1875 by Scribner, Armstrong & Co. - Volume lacks spine cover
- Some Account of the Council of Nicaea by John Kaye, D.D. - Dated 1853 by Francis & John Rivington (London) - 1/2 leather and marbled boards; lacks spine cover
- Commentaries on the Epistles to Timothy, Titus, and Philemon by John Calvin - Dated 1856 by Calvin Translation Society (Edinburgh) - Decorative embossed cover; lacks spine cover
- Commentaries on the Last Four Books of Moses, Volumes I through IV, by John Calvin - Dated 1852-1855 by Calvin Translation Society (Edinburgh) - Decorative embossed covers; some spine covers have lost matter
- Title by Author - Dated YEAR by Publisher - notation
- Title by Author - Dated YEAR by Publisher - notation
- Title by Author - Dated YEAR by Publisher - notation

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6018

$28
Title: The Roman State, from 1815 to 1850
Author: Luigi Carlo Farini
Publisher: John Murray (London)
Printing Year: 1851
Number of Volumes: 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth, this antique set is a scarce edition of the chief work of Italian statesman and historian Luigi Carlo Farini (October 22, 1812 August 1, 1866), a study of the Papal States, which was originally published in 1850 as "Lo Stato Romano dal 1815 al 1850." The translation into English is by W. E. Gladstone. These are the first two volumes of a four-volume set. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with absent spine covers replaced by library binding. Front hinges of volumes are cracked. The volumes show customary library stamps and markings. The books measure approximately 6" x 9". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6019

$70
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on world history shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $58.50
Lot 6020

$60
Title: Dinosaur in a Haystack: Reflections in Natural History
Author: Stephen Jay Gould
Publisher: Harmony Books
Printing Year: 1995 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in cloth-backed black boards with bright orange lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed first printing of this work by Stephen Jay Gould (September 10, 1941 May 20, 2002), an American paleontologist, evolutionary biologist, and historian of science. He was also one of the most influential and widely read writers of popular science of his generation. Gould spent most of his career teaching at Harvard University and working at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

"Dinosaur in a Haystack" is the seventh volume of collected essays by Gould. The essays were culled from his monthly column "The View of Life" in Natural History magazine, to which Gould contributed for 27 years. The book deals, in typically discursive fashion, with themes familiar to Gould's writing: evolution and its teaching, science biography, probabilities and common sense.

The author's signature appears on half title page. The work contains in-text illustrations. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Intact dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 480 pages. It should be noted that another signed title by Stephen Jay Gould is being offered in this auction. Please see lot 280. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6021

$80
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Theatre Magazine
Editor: Arthur Hornblow
Issue Date Range: January 1922 through December 1923
Issue Number Range: Volume XXXV, Number 250 through Volume XXXVIII, Number 273

Notes: This lot contains 24 issues of Theatre Magazinein two volumes; they are bound in green cloth with gilt stamping and marbled boards. These issues are a treasure trove of visual information on theatre production in the early part of the twentieth century. The covers feature beautiful color illustrations by leading artists; the magazine interiors are populated by photography, illustrations and cartoon art, as well as articles on staging, personalities and show reviews. Period advertising pages are also a delight. These ex-library volumes exhibit small stamps on the title page, but otherwise appear free of markings. The bound volumes measure approximately 10" x 13". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 6022

$50
Title: Schillers sammtliche Werke in zwolf Banden
Author: Friedrich Schiller
Publisher: J. G. Cotta' scher Verlag (Stuttgart)
Printing Year: 1853 - 1857
Number of Volumes: Complete 12 volume set

Notes: Bound in half leather with raised bands, marbled boards and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the complete works of Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (10 November 1759 9 May 1805), the German poet, philosopher, historian, and playwright. During the last seventeen years of his life (17881805), Schiller struck up a productive, if complicated, friendship with already famous and influential Johann Wolfgang Goethe, with whom he frequently discussed issues concerning aesthetics and encouraged Goethe to finish works he left merely as sketches; this relationship and these discussions led to a period now referred to as Weimar Classicism (background information courtesy of Wikipedia).

These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are, with the exception of volume VI, solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages with marbled edges. The sixth volume has detached binding. Antique library spine labels are visible on all volumes. Library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages are stamped. The books measure approximately 4 1/2" x 6". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6023

$26
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Memoirs of Citizen Caussidiere, Volumes I and II - Dated 1848 by Richard Bentley (London) - 1/2 leather with raised bands, marbled boards
- Year of Revolution, A Journal Kept in Paris in 1848, Volumes I and II by The Marquis of Normandy - Dated 1857 by Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans & Roberts (London) - Front boards detached
- A History of the Thirty Years' Peace, Volumes I through IV by Harriet Martineau - Dated 1877-1878 by George Bell and Sons (London) - Green cloth with gilt stamping; front board detaching on Volume IV

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6024

$45
Title: The Achievements of the Knights of Malta
Author: Alexander Sutherland
Publisher: Constable and Co. (Edinburgh)
Printing Year: 1831 Volume I

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather with spine label, this antique volume is a scarce history of the Knights of Malta by famous historian Alexander Sutherland. This is the first volume of a two-volume set. The work is illustrated with a frontispiece engraving showing Rhodes. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with detached rear board and weak front hinge. Antique library spine label is visible. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper. Age-toned pages appear to have library markings. The book measures approximately 4 3/4" x 7 1/4" and contains 352 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6025

$35
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley - Dated 1998 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Moo by Jane Smiley - Dated 1995 by Alfred A. Knopf
- Catskill Crafts by Jane Smiley - Dated 1988 by Crown Publishers, Inc. - First Printing

All the books in this lot are in excellent condition, and unless otherwise noted are in original intact dust jackets. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6026

$22
Title: The Burgess-Underwood Debate: Commencing June 29, 1875, at Aylmer, Ontario, and Continuing Four Days Between O. A. Burgess and B. F. Underwood
Author: John T. Hawke
Publisher: D. M. Bennett
Printing Year: 1876

Condition/Details: Bound in half leather with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce nineteenth-century political pamphlet. Title page states "reported by John T. Hawke." Benjamin Franklin Underwood, born in New York in July 1839, served in the Civil War and was a POW in Richmond for 9 months. He went on to become a lecturer, debater, and writer in the cause of Rationalism. He published several works of Freethought, now all very scarce. His sister, Sara A. Underwood, was the author of "Heroines of Freethought." Freethought pamphlets are rarely found in any condition, and this one is a scarce early D.M. Bennett imprint in remarkable condition, thanks to library preservation.

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with loss of material to top of spine and adjacent areas of boards. This item was issued in paper covers and front and rear covers have been bound in here. The book is solidly bound with age-toned pages. This volume shows customary library markings. The book measures approximately 5" x 7 1/2" and contains 171 pages plus 7 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6027

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Discours Du Ghazi Moustafa Kemal, President de la Republique turque by Ghazi Moustafa Kemal Pascha - Dated 1929 by K.F. Koehler (Leipzig) - Soft cover boards are lacking
- Rig Veda Americanus by Daniel G. Brinton, A.M., M.D. - Dated 1890 by D.G. Brinton (Philadelphia) - Front board and illustrated frontispiece detached, but present
- The Ruling Races of Prehistoric Times in India, South-western Asia and Southern Europe by J.F. Hewitt - Dated 1895 by Archibald, Constable and Company (Westminster)
- Rulers of India by H.G. Keene - Dated 1891 by Clarendon Press (Oxford) - Fold-out map frontispiece

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6028

$35
Title: Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States Concerning the Independence of the Latin-American Nations
Editor: William R. Manning
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Printing Year: 1925 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce original edition of a collection of official documents relating to the emancipation of the nations of Latin America. A very few of the documents date to the time before 1810 and none later than 1830, with a single exception which reviews events of the latter year. This is a publication of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Division of International Law. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library spine labels are visible. Antique bookplates can be seen on front endpapers; withdrawal stamps in small type appear at rear of volumes. Title pages bear library stamps and discrete markings. The books measure approximately 7" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6029

$70
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique & vintage ex-library books on theology shown in the corresponding image. Due to the high volume of books we are selling at this auction, we will be offering a number of bulk buy opportunities such as this one during the course of the day. To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $50.50
Lot 6030

$35
Title: Lectures of the Philosophy of Religion together with a Work on the Proof of the Existence of God
Author: Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel
Publisher: Kegan Paul Trench Trubner & Co. Ltd. (London)
Printing Year: 1895
Number of Volumes: Complete 3 volume set

Notes: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce original English-language edition of the German philosopher's philosophy of religion in the translation of Rev. E. B. Speirs and J. Burdon Sanderson. This translation is based on the second edition of "Vorlesungen uber die Philosophie der Religion" (the first edition was published posthumously in 2 volumes in 1832; the second was a much enlarged edition that appeared in 1840). These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Hinges are cracked and/or repaired. Volumes show customary library markings. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6031

$130
This lot features a bound early magazine compilation. As was a popular practice during the 1800s and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in a single hard-cover volume. The compilation featured in this lot contains the following issues:

Title: Theatre Magazine
Editor: Arthur Hornblow
Issue Date Range: January 1924 through December 1925
Issue Number Range: Volume XXXIX, Number 274 through Volume XLII, Number 297

Notes: This lot contains 24 issues of Theatre Magazinein two volumes; they are bound in green cloth with gilt stamping and marbled boards. These issues are a treasure trove of visual information on theatre production in the early part of the twentieth century. The covers feature beautiful color illustrations by leading artists; the magazine interiors are populated by photography, illustrations and cartoon art, as well as articles on staging, personalities and show reviews. Period advertising pages are also a delight. These ex-library volumes exhibit small stamps on the title page, and some stamps on images in the 1925 volume. The bound volumes measure approximately 10" x 13". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 6032

$175
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Dr. A. Supan
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1898 - 1901
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set (supplementary volumes XXX to XXXIII)

Notes: Rebound in black cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce collection of the oldest German-language scholarly journal dedicated to geography and cartography. All of the most important geographic discoveries of the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as scientific developments and theories, such as Alfred Wegener's 1912 hypothesis that continents "drift," were presented on its pages. The journal developed into an important publication, setting the standard in the history of the great expeditions and discoveries, and European colonial matters. The work is lavishly illustrated with a variety of well-preserved maps, a number of which are large fold-out maps in color. These ex-library volumes are in excellent condition, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Catalogue numbers in gilt appear at foot of spine. Antique library bookplates can be seen on front endpapers. Stamps are visible on rear flyleaves. Library stamps also appear on verso of maps (occasionally also on margins), title pages and at top margins of text. The books measure approximately 9 1/4" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6033

$30
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Venice, Its Individual Growth from the Earliest Beginnings to the Fall of the Republic, Volumes I and II by Pompeo Molmenti - Dated 1908 by John Murray (London) - Color and black & white illustrations
- Venice, An Historical Sketch of the Republic by Horatio F. Brown - Dated 1893 by Publisher - Fold-out map frontispiece; spine cover lacking
- The Queen of the Adriatic; Venice Past and Present by W.H. Davenport Adams - Dated 1869 by D. Lothrop and Co. (Boston) - Illustrated with engravings; spine cover lacking
- Title by Author - Dated YEAR by Publisher - notation
- Title by Author - Dated YEAR by Publisher - notation

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6034

$70
Title: A Martyrology of the Churches of Christ, Commonly Called Baptists, during the Era of Reformation
Author: T. J. van Braght
Publisher: J. Haddon (London)
Printing Year: 1850
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in blindstamped brown cloth with gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce collection of texts documenting the stories and testimonies of Christian martyrs, especially Anabaptists. Thieleman J. van Braght (1625 - 1664) was a Dutch Mennonite elder most famous for this, his "Martyrs' Mirror," first published in 1660. A martyrology is traditionally a catalogue or list of martyrs (or, more precisely, of saints), arranged in the calendar order of their anniversaries or feasts. This work was translated and edited for the Hanserd Knollys Society by Edward Bean Underhill (1813 - 1901). These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, splitting along gutters of second volume (tape visible across lower portion of spine). The hinges of these volumes are cracked. Pages are age toned. Customary library markings appear on spines, endpapers and title pages. The books measure approximately 6 1/4" x 9 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $6.50
Lot 6035

$40
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Diary of the Times of Charles the Second, Volumes I and II by Hon. Henry Sidney - Dated 1843 by Henry Colburn (London) - Illustrated frontispiece in Volume I, marbled boards
- History of the Great Civil War 1642-1649, Volumes I through IV by Samuel R. Gardiner - Dated 1897-1898 by Longmans, Green and Co. (London) - notation
- King and Commonwealth A History of Charles I. and the Great Rebellion by B. Meriton Cordery - Dated 1876 by Jos. H. Coates and Co. (Philadelphia) - Gilt stamping on spine cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6036

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- John Thadeus Delane, Editor of "The Times" by Arthur Irwin Dasent - Dated 1908 by John Murray (London) - 2 Volumes, preliminary pages, frontispiece and title page of first volume are detached
- Getting the News by William S. Maulsby - Dated 1925 by Harcourt, Brace and Company
- Journalism and Literature and Other Essays by H. W. Boynton - Dated 1904 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company

Unless otherwise noted, these ex-library books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6037

$22
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Orrery Papers, Volume II - Dated 1903 by Duckworth and Company (London) - Illustrated frontispiece and gilt stamping
- The Life of Henry John Temple, Viscount Palmerston, Volumes I and II by Sir Henry Lytton Bulwer - Dated 1871 by J.B. Lippincott (Philadelphia) - Front board detached, spine cover lacking on Volume I
- Heraldic Anomalies, Volumes I and II - Dated 1824 by G. and W.B. Whittaker (London) - 1/2 leather, front board detached, but present on Volume II; Front board detaching on Volume I; both Volumes lack spine covers

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. These ex-library volumes exhibit the typical markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6038

$50
Title: The Judges of England; with Sketches of Their Lives, and Miscellaneous Notices Connected with Courts at Westminster, from the Time of the Conquest
Author: Edward Foss
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans
Printing Year: 1848 - 1864
Number of Volumes: Complete 9 volume set

Notes: Bound in full leather with raised bands and bright gilt lettering to spine panels, this antique set is a scarce collection of authoritative biographies of 1,589 chancellors, masters of the rolls, and judges of the courts for each reign, from the time of the Norman Conquest through the reign of Queen Victoria, 1066-1864. Based on original sources, it is an important reference work for legal historians. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with several volumes showing detached boards. Antique library spine labels are visible. Customary library markings can be seen on endpapers. Title pages bear library stamp. The books measure approximately 6" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $16.50
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