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Lot 6376

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles published by the Camden Society of London:

- Proceedings, Principally in the County of Kent in Connection with the Parliaments Called in 1640, and Especially with the Committee of Religion Appointed in That Year by Rev. Lambert B. Larking - Dated 1842 - chipping at head of spine
- The Egerton Papers: A Collection of Public and Private Documents, Chiefly Illustrative of the Times of Elizabeth I. and James I. from Original Manuscripts, the Property of the Right Hon. Lord Francis Egerton by J. Payne Collier - Dated 1840 - binding split at front hinge
- The Private Diary of John Dee, and the Catalogue of His Library of Manuscripts in the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford, and Trinity College Library, Cambridge by James Orchard Halliwell - Dated 1842
- The Autobiography of Sir John Bramston - Dated 1845 - Lacks spine cover, both boards are detached

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications and customary library markings Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6377

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

- Two Centuries of Shipbuilding - Dated 1906 by Offices of Engineering (London) - Illustrated with drawings; front cover detached, but present
- Proceedings of the International Conference on Bituminous Coal - Dated 1926 by Carnegie Institute of Technology (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Bituminous Coal, Volumes I and II - Dated 1928 by Carnegie Institute of Technology (Pittsburgh, PA)
- Farmer's Bulletins Nos. 926-950 by Edwy B. Reid - Dated 1919 by Government Printing Office (Washington, D.C.) - Marbled boards
- Wool by J.A. Hunter - No date given by Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons (London) - Illustrated
- Samuel Oldknow and the Awkwrights by George Unwin - Dated 1924 by University of Manchester Press (London) - Gilt stamping
- The World's Cotton Crops by John A. Todd - Dated 1915 by A. 7 C. Black, Ltd. (London) - Decorative gilt stamping
- Wool by Frank Ormerod - Dated 1919 by Henry Holt and Company - 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: $20.50
Lot 6378

$250
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Dr. A. Petermann
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1867- 1875
Number of Volumes: 3 volume set (Supplementary volumes V, IX, X)

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 6379

$26
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and 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 6380

$175
Title: All the Best, George Bush: My Life in Letters and Other Writings
Author: George Bush
Publisher: Scribner
Printing Year: 1999 Author-Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in blue quarter-cloth with white paper boards, this volume is a scarce autographed original edition of this collection of the correspondence and writings by the 41st President of the United States. The author's signature appears on a plate pasted on front flyleaf. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean pages. Illustrated dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 640 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6381

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- Loon Lake by E.L. Doctorow - Dated 1980 by Random House
- Billy Bathgate by E.L. Doctorow - Dated 1989 by Random House - Minor wear to edges of dust jacket
- City of God by E.L. Doctorow - Dated 2000 by Random House - Small tear to dust jacket spine
- World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow - 1985 YEAR by Random House

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 6382

$20
Title: The Statesman's Year-Book: Statistical and Historical Annual of the States of the World
Editor: J. Scott Keltie
Publisher: Macmillan and Co.
Printing Years: 1891 - 1909
Number of Volumes: 15 volumes

Notes: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce nineteenth-century reference work. These volumes provide an invaluable source of political, historical and geographical information about the countries of the world as they existed at the end of the century. Years included in this collection: 1891-1892, 1894-1895, 1897-1899, 1901-1905, 1907-1909. The work contains a great quantity of statistical information laid out in tables and lists.

An agreement was signed in December 1862 for "A Statistical, Genealogical, and Historical Account of the States and Sovereigns of the Civilised World." Thirteen months later the first Statesman’s Yearbook went on sale. In the preface to this first edition, editor Frederick Martin declared: "The great aim has been to insure an absolute correctness of the multiplicity of fact and figures in The Statesman’s Yearbook."

Frederick Martin presided over the book for twenty years, during which time it became established as a leading reference work. His successor, well-known Scottish journalist John Scott Keltie, took over in 1883. A talented author, editor and scholar and a passionate geographer, he introduced the insertion of thumbnail maps of each country and large political world maps. (Background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

These ex-library volumes show (significant) external age/wear, with darkening of covers, chipping to head of spines and occasional water markings. A number of these books have cracked hinges. Antique bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Title pages show library markings. Texts do not appear to be marked in any way. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $25.50
Lot 6383

$50
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The Sourdes of Modern International Law by George A. Finch - Dated 1937 by Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington, D.C.)
- The Lives and Times of the Chief Justices, Volumes I and II by Henry Flanders - Dated 1874 by J.B. Lippincott & Co. (Philadelphia) - Decorative cloth with gilt stamping
- A World Court in the Light of The United States Supreme Court by Thomas Willing Balch - Dated 1918 by Allen, Lane and Scott (Philadelphia) - notation
- Jails by Louis N. Robinson - Dated 1944 by The John C. Winston Company (Philadelphia)
- Majority Rule and the Judiciary by William L. Ransom - Dated 1912 by Charles Scribner's Sons - This lot contains a duplicate copy of this volume
- The Police and Modern Society by August Vollmer - Dated 1936 by University of California Press (Berkeley, CA)

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: $13.50
Lot 6384

$18
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: Putnam's Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: January through June, 1853
Issue Number Range: Vol. I, No. I through Vol. I , No.VI

Notes: Putnam’s Monthly Magazine of American Literature, Science and Art was a monthly periodical published by G. P. Putnam's Sons featuring American literature and articles on science, art, and politics. It had three incarnations. This run, from 1853 to 1857, was the first. It was edited by Charles Frederick Briggs. The magazine subsequently merged with Emerson's United States Magazine.

This volume is bound in blindstamped brown cloth with bright gilt embossing to spine. The work is illustrated with many engravings. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with chipping to head of spine. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show occasional foxing. Antique library label is visible on spine. Antique library bookplates appear on endpapers. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 3/4" and contains 703 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $5.50
Lot 6385

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

- At the Gateways of the Day by Padraic Colum - Dated 1924 by Yale University Press - Illustrated
- Folklore as an Historical Science by George Laurence Gomme - Dated 1908 by Methuen & Co. (London) - Decorative cover and illustrated with engravings and photos
- Turkish Fairy Tales by Dr. Ignacz Kunos - Dated 1901 by A.H. Bullen (London) - Illustrated
- Traditions of the Tinguian by Fay-Cooper Cole - Dated 1915 by Field Museum of Natural History - Marbled boards
- The Songs of the Russian People by W.R.S. Ralston - Dated 1872 by Ellis & Green (London) - Lacks spine cover
- English Folk-Lore by T.F. Thiselton Dyer - Dated 1878 by Hardwicke & Bogue - Decorative boards with gilt and black 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: $10.50
Lot 6386

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

- Geschichte der Inquisition in Spanien by Robert Clemen - Dated 1850 by Scott & Bascom (Columbus, Ohio) - rebound volume
- Christianity and Positivism: A Series of Lectures to the Times on Natural Theology and Apologetics by James McCosh - Dated 1871 by Robert Carter and Brothers
- My Religion by Count L. N. Tolstoi - Dated 1885 by Thomas Y. Crowell & Co.
- The Contribution of Religion to Social Work by Reinhold Niebuhr - Dated 1932 by Columbia University Press
- The Life of Schleiermacher, as Unfolded in His Autobiography and Letters - Dated 1860 by Smith, Elder and Co. (London) - Two volumes, disbound

Unless otherwise noted, the 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: $9.50
Lot 6387

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

- A Dictionary of Proper Names and Notable Matters in the Works of Dante by Paget Toynbee - Dated 1898 by The Clarendon Press (Oxford) - Green cloth, some splitting at gutters
- Germany in the Eighteenth Centry by W.H. Bruford - Dated 1935 by Cambridge University Press - Illustrated frontispiece
- A Dictionary of the Characters in the Waverly Novels of Sir Walter Scott by M.F.A. Husband - Dated 1910 by George Routledge and Sons, Limited (London) - Decorative gilt stamping
- An Essay on Laughter by James Sully, M.A. - Dated 1902 by Longmans, Green, and Co. (London)
- The Nature of Laughter by J.C. Gregory - Dated 1924 by Harcourt, Brace n& Company, Inc.
- Arabian Society in the Middle Ages by Edward William Lane - Dated 1883 by Chatto and Windus (London)
- Childhood in Literature and Art by Horace E. Scudder - Dated 1894 by Houghton, Mifflin and Company

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: $13.50
Lot 6389

$55
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on U.S. 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: $60.50
Lot 6390

$70
Title: The Albert N'Yanza Great Basin of the Nile and Explorations of the Nile Sources
Author: Sir Samuel W. Baker
Publisher: Macmillan & Co. (London)
Printing Year: 1870

Condition/Details: Bound in green cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique volume is a scarce one-volume edition of this work by Sir Samuel White Baker (June 8, 1821 - December 30, 1893), a British explorer, officer, naturalist, big game hunter, engineer, writer and abolitionist. He also held the titles of Pasha and Major-General in the Ottoman Empire and Egypt. He served as the Governor-General of the Equatorial Nile Basin (today's Southern Sudan and Northern Uganda) between Apr. 1869 - Aug. 1873, which he established as the Province of Equatoria. He is mostly remembered as the discoverer of Lake Albert, as an explorer of the Nile and interior of central Africa, and for his exploits as a big game hunter in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. Baker wrote a considerable number of books and published articles. He was a friend of King Edward, who as Prince of Wales, visited Baker with Queen Alexandra in Egypt. Other friendships were with explorers Henry Morton Stanley, Roderick Murchison, John H. Speke and James A. Grant, with the ruler of Egypt Pasha Ismail The Magnificent, Major-General Charles George Gordon and Maharaja Duleep Singh.

The work contains in-text illustrations, plates and (fold-out) maps. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with water markings to bottom portion of front cover and preliminary pages. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 499 pages plus 43 pages of publisher's catalogue. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6391

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Ninety-Three by Victor Hugo - Dated 1888 by Little, Brown, and Company - 3/4 leather with raised bands; front board detached, but present
- Lettres de Junius - Dated 1828 by De Pichon et Didier - 3/4 leather with raised bands; spine cover has lost matter
- Notre-Dame de Paris, Volumes I and II by Victor Hugo - Dated 1888 by Little, Brown, and Company (Boston) - 3/4 leather with raised bands; marbled boards
- The Toilers of the Sea by Victor Hugo - Dated 1888 by Publisher - Little, Brown, and Company (Boston) - 3/4 leather with raised bands; marbled boards; front board detached, but present on Volume II
- 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: $10.50
Lot 6392

$20
This auction lot includes the following group of titles relating to New York State:

- Proceedings of the Court for the Trial of Impeachments - Dated 1913 by J. B. Lyon Company, Printers (Albany) - 2 volumes
- The Perry's Victory Centenary by George D. Emerson - Dated 1916 by J. B. Lyon Company, Printers
- Forty Fruitful Years by Rev. Frederick W. Betts - No date provided by Murray Press (Boston)
- Summer Days on the Hudson by Daniel Wise - Dated 1875 by Nelson & Phillips
- Memoir of Alfred Bennett, First Pastor of the Baptist Church, Homer, N.Y. and Senior Agent of the American Baptist Missionary Union by H. Harvey - Dated 1852 by Edward H. Fletcher

Unless otherwise noted, the 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: $00
Lot 6393

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and 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: $46.50
Lot 6394

$22
Title: Memorials of Charles John, King of Sweden and Norway: Illustrative of His Character; of His Relations with the Emperor Napoleon; and of the Present State of His Kingdom. With a Discourse on the Political Character of Sweden
Author: William George Meredith
Publisher: Henry Colburn (London)
Printing Year: 1829

Condition/Details: Bound in quarter leather, this antique volume is a scarce historical biography of Charles XIV & III John (Swedish: Karl XIV Johan), born Jean-Baptiste Bernadotte, later renamed Jean-Baptiste Jules Bernadotte (January 26, 1763 – March 8, 1844), King of Sweden (as Karl XIV Johan) and King of Norway (as Karl III Johan) from 1818 until his death. He was also the first Sovereign Prince of Pontecorvo, Italy.

French by birth, Bernadotte served a long career in the French Army. He was appointed as a Marshal of France by Napoleon I, though the two had a turbulent relationship. His service to France ended in 1810, when he was elected the heir to the Swedish throne. The Swedish royal family was dying out because both the legitimate children of King Charles XIII had died in infancy.

This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with detached front cover and chipped spine cover. Text block is intact with lightly age-toned pages. The book measures approximately 6" x 9 1/2" and contains 425 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6395

$24
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on art and music 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: $29.50
Lot 6396

$35
Title: Jean Paul's sammtliche Werke
Author: Jean Paul (Johann Paul Friedrich Richter)
Publisher: G. Riemer (Berlin)
Printing Year: 1840 - 1842
Number of Volumes: Complete 33 volume set in 16 books

Notes: Bound in quarter green leather with raised bands, marbled boards and bright gilt embossing to spine, this antique set is a scarce German-language edition of the complete works of the German Romantic writer Jean Paul (March 21, 1763 – November 14, 1825). Born Johann Paul Friedrich Richter, the author is best known for his humorous novels and stories. The initial volume is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait. These ex-library volumes show varying degrees of external age/wear, with certain books showing detached covers and/or absent spine covers. There is (extensive) chipping to (spine) covers. Antique library spine labels are visible. Endpapers have customary library markings. Name of library is stamped on title pages. Lightly age-toned pages do not appear to have additional markings. The books measure approximately 4 1/2" x 7". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 6397

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

- Mother-Play and Nursery Songs by Friedrich Froebel - Dated 1893 by Lee and Shepherd (Boston) - Illustrated with many engravings
- Young Masters of Music by Mary Newlin Roberts - Dated 1931 by Thomas Y. Crowell Company - Illustrated frontispiece; decorative cover with gilt stamping
- Honey Bunch, her First Visit to the City by Helen Louise Thorndyke - Dated 1923 by Grosset & Dunlap - In original dust jacket
- The Boys' Chronicle of Muntaner by Lady Goodenough - Dated 1926 by D. Appleton and Company - Illustrated; some marginalia

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 6398

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

- The Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem, 1099 to 1291 A. D. by Lieut.-Col. C. R. Conder - Dated 1897 by Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund
- Jerusalem: The City of Herod and Saladin by Besant & Palmer - Dated 1899 by Chatto & Windus (London) - Enlarged fourth edition
- Mid Snow and Ice: The Apostles of the North-West by Reverend P. Duchaussois - Dated 1923 by P. J. Kenedy and Sons - "With portraits and many other illustrations"
- History of the Separation of Church and State in Canada by Rev. E. R. Stimson - Dated 1887 by uncredited publisher - second edition
- The Church-Idea: An Essay towards Unity by William Reed Huntington - Dated 1870 by E. P. Dutton and Company

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $9.50
Lot 6399

$30
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on World War II 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: $46.50
Lot 6400

$225
Title: The Best American Short Stories
Editors: Stephen King with Heidi Pitlor
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
Printing Year: 2007

Condition/Details: Bound in blue and gold wrappers, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of this collection of titles selected and introduced by best-selling author Stephen King. "The Best American Series" is an annually-published collection of books, published by Houghton Mifflin, each of which features a different genre or theme. Each book selects from works published in North America during the previous year, selected by a guest editor who is an established writer within the given field. In this particular collection the stories "examine the turning points in the life when we, as children or parents, lovers or friends or colleagues, must break certain rules in order to remain true to ourselves."

King's signature appears on the title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, unmarked pages. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 428 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6401

$130
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- Beetles Young Naturalist's Pop-Up Handbook by Robert Sabuda - Dated 2001 by Hyperion
- Butterflies Young Naturalist's Pop-Up Handbook by Robert Sabuda - Dated 2001 by Hyperion
- The Movable Mother Goose by Robert Sabuda - Dated 1999 by Simon & Schuster - First Printing
- The Fiddler's Son by Eugene Bradley Coco, illustrated by Robert Sabuda - Dated 1988 by The Green Tiger Press (San Diego) - 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: $4.50
Lot 6402

$24
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- The City of the Great King and Other Places in the Holy Land by Cornwell & Phelps - Dated 1926 by Cosmopolitan Corporation - folio volume illustrated with full-page color plates by Dean Cornwell
- Exposition of St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans by Fred. Aug. Gottreu Tholuck - Dated 1844 by Sorin and Ball (Philadelphia) - foxing throughout
- The Mosaic of History of the Creation of the World by Thomas Wood - Dated 1831 by Melrath & Bangs - full-leather binding
- Tracts on Liberty in the Puritan Revolution, 1638-1647 by William Haller - Dated 1965 by Octagon Books - 3 volumes
- Adventures while Preaching the Gospel of Beauty by Nicholas Vachel Lindsay - Dated 1914 by Mitchell Kennerley
- A Discourse of Natural Theology, Showing the Nature of the Evidence and the Advantage of the Study by Henry Lord Brougham - Dated 1835 by Carey, Lea & Blanchard (Philadelphia) - half-leather binding, lacking spine cover

Unless otherwise noted, the books in this lot are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $12.50
Lot 6403

$24
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on education 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: $39.50
Lot 6404

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

- Aviation in Canada, 1917-1918 by Alan Sullivan - Dated 1919 by Rous & Mann Limited (Toronto)
- As They Saw Us: Foch, Ludendorff and Other Leaders Write Our War History by George Sylvester Viereck - Dated 1929 by Doubleday, Doran, and Company, Inc. - Maps, Halftone illustrations
- Ten Years Near the German Frontier: A Retrospect and a Warning by Maurice Francis Egan - Dated 1919 by George H. Doran Company
- Through the Iron Bars (Two Years of German Occupation in Belgium) by Emile Cammaerts - No date provided by John Lane (London) - Illustrated with cartoons by Louis Raemaekers
- Rank and File: True Stories of the Great War by Theodore Roosevelt - Dated 1928 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Illustrated by Captain John W. Thomason, Jr.
- The Escaping Club by A. J. Evans - Dated 1922 by James A. McCann Company
- Steinhauer: The Kaiser's Master Spy by S. T. Felstead - Dated 1931 by D. Appleton and Company - with 30 illustrations from photographs. Spine cover chipped at head and detaching from rear gutter

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: $10.50
Lot 6405

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

- The Great Galeoto Folly or Saintliness by Jose Echegaray - Dated 1895 by John Lane (London)
- Stories of the South Old and New by Addison Hibbard - Dated 1931 by University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill)
- Short Stories - Dated 1898 by Current Literature Publishing Co. - Red cloth, illustrated
- Four Plays for Dancers by W.B. Yeats - Dated 1921 by The Macmillan Company - Illustrated; decorative cover with black stamping
- The Iceman Cometh by Eugene O'Neill - Dated 1946 by Random House
- Tales of Our Coast by S.R. Crockett, et al. - Dated 1896 by Chatto & Windus (London) - Illustrated
- Two Persons by Edward W. Bok - Dated 1923 by Charles Scribner's Sons

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 6406

$120
Title: The Science of Law and Lawmaking: Being an Introduction to Law, a General View of Its Form and Substance, and a Discussion of the Question of Codification
Author: R. Floyd Clarke
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1898 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique volume is a scarce work of legal reference. "The object is to introduce Laymen to a true conception of the system of law under which they live, a system whose rules constitute bonds retaining their activities, less palpable, yet no less effective, than the iron bars of the captive's cage. It is a curious fact that no work exists in which the general outlines of legal systems are explained in popular terms so as to be intelligible to the ordinary mind not versed in the technicalities of the subject. And it is especially strange that no work exists which explains to such readers, and to the law student just beginning his course the fundamental truths contained in the two forms of expression in which it is possible to embody a system of law." (author's preface). This ex-library volume shows external age/wear. Antique library spine label is clearly visible. Hinges are cracked. Preliminary pages are detached. Antique library bookplate can be seen on front endpaper; card pocket is attached at rear. Title page is stamped. The book measures approximately 6 1/4" x 9" and contains 473 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6407

$90
This lot features 3 bound early magazine compilations which house issues from The Art Journal published by George Virtue (London). As was a popular practice during the 1800's and early twentieth century, individual magazine issues were bound together in single hard-cover volumes. The three compilations featured in this lot include all the issues for the years 1859 and 1860. The 1859 volume is large format with elaborate three-quarter leather bindings with gilt embossing, full gilt page edging, and raised bands. The two volume set from 1860 is cloth bound, with 1/2 leather. Each volume contains an index and is profusely illustrated with high quality engravings printed on heavy stock, single-sided along with an occasional color plate.

The Art Journal, published in London, was the most important Victorian journal on art. It was founded in 1839 by Hodgson & Graves, print publishers, 6 Pall Mall with the title the Art Union Monthly Journal, the first issue, 750 copies, appearing 15 February 1839.

Hodgson & Graves hired Samuel Carter Hall as editor, assisted by James Dafforne. Hall soon became principal proprietor, but, unable to turn a profit on his own, the London publisher George Virtue purchased into Hall's Art Union Monthly Journal in 1848, retaining Hall as editor. Virtue renamed the periodical The Art Journal in 1849.

As editor, Hall exposed the profits that custom-houses were earning by importing old masters, and showed how paintings are manufactured in England. Simultaneously, The Art Journal became notable for its honest portrayal of fine arts, but its opposition to fake and misattributed Old Masters, such as a Raphael or a Titian, affected the market in such works adversely.

The early issues of the Journal strongly supported the artists of The Clique and after 1850 it became associated with opposition to the emerging Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (PRB), which Hall considered to be a reactionary movement. Its articles attacked the PRB and its supporter John Ruskin. The most notable essayists included: R. N. Wornum, Thomas Wright, F. W. Fairholt, Edward Lewes Cutts, and Llewellynn Jewitt.

After Hall's retirement in 1880, the journal changed its position, faced with strong competition from the Magazine of Art and the changing public taste influenced by Impressionism. However, it was unable to retain its position and ceased publication in 1912.

The publication has been referred to, at various times, as London Art Journal and Art-journal. (courtesy wikipedia)

Condition: These books are in good, intact condition with some age/wear indications. The two 1860 volumes have detaching boards. The pages are bright and free of marginalia, the plates show beautifully, there is some light scattered foxing. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 6408

$275
This lot includes the group of antique books shown in the corresponding image. These "Manuals of Corporation of the City of New York" have dates (1854, 1859, 1860, 1862, 1864) that correspond to the years immediately before as well as to two years of the United States Civil War (1861 -1865). These books contain the frontispiece portraits of the author, and a large fold-out (color) map of Manhattan. All volumes have fold-outs of aldermen's and councilmen's chambers, as well as numerous other extendable plates. Each volume contains very attractive color plates that are excellent examples of Victorian lithography. These plates offer unique images of historical sites and/or moments (including a soldiers' depot, hospital). To inspect and acquire more detailed information about this lot, please attend our live preview before the auction. These ex-library books show age/wear indications, with volumes for 1854 and 1864 lacking spine covers and 1860 volume showing rebacked spine. Binding of 1860 is splitting at front hinge, as is that of 1862. 1859 has cracked front hinge. All volumes have the customary library markings. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $8.50
Lot 6409

$30
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on World War I 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: $32.50
Lot 6410

$26
Title: The Future of Drinking
Author: Gilbert Seldes
Publisher: Little, Brown, and Company
Printing Year: 1930 First Edition

Condition/Details: Bound in yellow cloth with black lettering and decorative designs, this antique volume is a scarce humoristic work on drinking by Gilbert Vivian Seldes (January 3, 1893 – September 29, 1970), an American writer and cultural critic. He was editor and drama critic of The Dial.

It is stated in the foreword that the book is addressed to "the unterrified ones who do not object to un-seriousness in the treatment of the noble experiment and to those thrice pock-marked and scarified blades invoked by Rabelais, who are interested in drinking - and know when and how to drink." The work is illustrated with drawings by Don Herold. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with light soiling to covers. The book is solidly bound with clean pages. The customary markings are present. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" and contains 173 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6411

$28
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and 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: $53.50
Lot 6412

$200
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Dr. A. Petermann / Dr. E Behm
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1876- 1880
Number of Volumes: 3 volume set (Supplementary volumes XI to XIII)

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 last volume contains an "Erganzungsheft" to the series (no. 57), entitled "Edelmettall-Produktion und Werthverhaltniss zwischen Gold und Silber seit der Entdeckung Amerikas bis zur Gegenwart," written by Dr. Adolf Soetbeer. 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 6413

$35
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on US 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
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