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Lot 6414

$28
Title: Bryan's Dictionary of Painters and Engravers
Editor George C. Williamson
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Printing Year: 1903 - 1905
Number of Volumes: Complete 5 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon and brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce art reference work. This edition was revised and enlarged under the supervision of George C. Williamson. The work is illustrated with full-page plates. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with bumped corners. Antique library labels are visible on spines. Volumes III - V show cracked hinges. Antique library bookplates can be seen on endpapers. Title pages bear library stamps. Lightly age-toned pages of text do not appear to have library markings. The books measure approximately 9" x 11 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $22.50
Lot 6415

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

- Principles and Methods of Tree-Ring Analysis by Waldo S. Glock - Dated 1937 by Carnegie Institution (Washington, D.C.) - Illustrated with graphs and charts
- Mind in the Lower Animals, Volumes I and II by W. Lauder Lindsey, M.D. - Dated 1880 by D. Appleton and Company - Decorative covers with gilt and black stamping
- How Animals Find Their Way About by Etienne Rabaud - Dated 1928 by Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and Co., Ltd. (London) - Illustrated with charts; small split on spine cover
- Instinct: Its Office in the Animal Kingdom and Its Relation to the Higher Powers in Man by P.A. Chadbourne, LL.D. - Dated 1883 by G.P. Putnam'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: $9.50
Lot 6416

$140
This shelf lot includes the group of U.S. government-issued publications on Native Americans shown in the corresponding image. These official transcripts of congressional hearings bear such titles as "The Rehabilitation of Navajo and Hopi Indians," "Remove of Restrictions on Indian Property," "Relief of Needy Indians," "Concerning Land Titles of the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma," "Creation of Indian Claims Commission," "Fort Reno Military Reservation Land," "California Indians Jurisdictional Act, "Repeal Act Authorizing Secretary of Interior To Create Indian Reservations in Alaska," etc. Nearly all these titles date from the 1940s, with the earliest dated 1939 and the latest 1950. These well-preserved publications appear in their original wrappers. 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. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6417

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

- The Return by Buzz Aldrin - Dated 2000 by Forge - First Printing
- The Last Man on the Moon by Eugene Cernan with Don Davis - Dated 1999 by St. Martin's Press
- The Lying Stones of Marrakech by Stephen Jay Gould - Dated 2000 by Publisher - First Printing
- Time's Arrow Time's Cycle Myth and Metaphor in the Discovery of Geological Time by Stephen Jay Gould - Dated 1987 by Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA) - First Printing
- Title by Author - Dated YEAR by Publisher - notation

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 6419

$26
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage ex-library reference books, including Kenkyusha's Japanese-English Dictionary, 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 6420

$90
Title: Living History
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Printing Year: 2003 Signed First Printing

Condition/Details: Bound in black quarter-cloth with bright embossed gilt lettering to spine, this volume is a scarce autographed copy of the memoirs of Hillary Clinton (b. 1947), the 67th and current Secretary of State, former U.S. Senator from New York, and former First Lady of the United States. The author's signature appears on title page. The work is illustrated with many photographs. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Intact pictorial dustjacket is in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6 1/2" x 9 1/2" and contains 562 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6421

$70
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Arte Paraligeramete Faberlalegua Arauiga Alcala - Dated 1928 by The Hispanic Society of America - Illustrated with reduced-size reproductions of manuscript pages
- The Books of William Morris by H. Buxton Forman - Dated 1897 by Frank Holloings (London) - Illustrated frontispiece; spine cover is detaching
- Webster and His Master-Pieces, Volumes I and II by Rev. B.F. Tefft, D.D. - Dated 1854 by Miller, Orton & Mulligan (Auburn, NY) - Decorative covers; spine covers have lost matter
- A Bibliography of Material Relating to Private Presses by Irvin Haas - Dated 1937 by The Black Cat Press (Chicago, IL) - Gilt stamping
- A Talk About Books by J.N. Larned - Dated 1897 by The Peter Paul Book Co. - Signed by author

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 6422

$22
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: Stamps: A Weekly Magazine of Philately
Editor: NA
Issue Date Range: April 1, 1933 through March 27, 1943
Issue Number Range: Vol. 3, No. 29 through Vol. 42, No. 13

Notes: These 20 volumes have sturdy, tight library binding. All magazines are intact with lightly age-toned pages. Library stamp appears in margins of front covers. Included in this group is a small group of 11 individual issues from 1933 (January 14 to March 25). Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $97.50
Lot 6423

$40
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on psychology 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 6424

$20
Title: In the War: Memoirs of V. Veresaev
Publisher: Mitchell Kennerley
Printing Year: 1917

Condition/Details: Bound in brown cloth with gilt lettering, this antique volume is a scarce memoir by V. Veresaev (pseud. of Vikenty Vikentievich Smidovich) (1867 - 1945), a Russian writer and scholar. This work is translated by Leo Wiener, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. This ex-library volume shows light external age/wear, with faint traces of taping apparent on front and rear covers. The book is solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. Customary library markings can be seen on endpapers and title page. Traces of taping appear on endpapers. The book measures approximately 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" and contains 381 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6425

$22
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library books of literature and literary criticism 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: $00
Lot 6426

$20
This shelf lot includes the group of antique books 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. The majority of these ex-library books show significant external wear. Customary library markings, stamps, and additions are present. Text blocks are generally intact. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
Lot 6427

$60
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon - Dated 1995 by Fourth Estate (London)
- 'Tis by Frank McCourt - Dated 1999 by Scribner
- City of God by E.L. Doctorow - Dated 2000 by Random House
- Music & Silence by Rose Tremain - Dated 1999 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux
- The Sharpshooter Blues by Lewis Nordan - Dated 1995 by Algonquin Books (Chapel Hill, NC) - First Printing
- A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks - Dated 1999 by Warner Books - 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: $10.50
Lot 6428

$10
This shelf lot includes the group of Time-Life books shown in the corresponding image. These volumes form part of "The Old West" series. 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: $20.50
Lot 6429

$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: $60.50
Lot 6430

$20
Title: The Complete Works of Thomas Dick, LL. D.
Publisher: H. S. & J. Applegate, Publisher (Cincinnati)
Printing Year: 1851
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards, these antique volumes are a scarce collection of the works of Reverend Thomas Dick (November 24, 1774 - July 29, 1857), a Scottish church minister, science teacher and writer, known for his works on astronomy and practical philosophy, combining science and Christianity, and defusing the tension between the two.

The work is illustrated with engravings and a portrait of the author. These ex-library volumes show light external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages. These volumes show the customary library markings. The books measure approximately 6" x 9 1/2". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6431

$28
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- A Biographical History of the Fine Arts, Volumes I and II by S. Spooner - Dated 1873 by A.L. Luyster - Re-bond in modern library bindings
- Cyclopedia of Painters and Paintings, Volumes I through IV by John Denison Champlin, Jr. - Dated 1887 by Charles Scribner's Sons - Extensively illustrated with portraits and signatures of the artists of the day. Red bindings with some splitting on spine covers
- 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: $22.50
Lot 6432

$18
Title: The Library of American Biography
Editor: Jared Sparks
Publishers: Hilliard, Gray, and Co. / Charles C. Little and James Brown (Boston)
Printing Year: 1834 - 1845
Number of Volumes: 16 volume set

Notes: Rebound in cloth with marbled boards, this antique set is a scarce reference work. This collections contains volumes I to XVI. The work is illustrated with frontispiece portraits. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, and are solidly bound with lightly age-toned pages that show varying degrees of foxing. Antique spine labels are visible. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpaper; card pockets are attached to rear endpapers. Name of library is stamped on title pages and in text. The books measure approximately 5" x 7 1/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $13.50
Lot 6433

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

- Technology of Cellulose Esters, Volume I, Parts 1-5, and Volume VIII by Edward Chauncey Worden, Ph.D - Dated 1916-1921 by Publisher - Illustrated with charts, graphs, photography. Green cloth with gilt stamping
- Handworterbuch der Reinen und Angewandten Chemie, Volumes II and III by Dr. J. von Liebig, et al. - Dated 1858 by Druck and Verlag von Friedrich Vieweg und Sohn (Germany) - 1/2 leather with raised bands; marbled boards
- The American Journal of Science and Arts by B. Silliman, et al. - Dated 1860 by E. Hayes (New Haven, CT) - Marbled boards, front board detaching
- The Case for Sterilization by Leon F. Whitney - Dated 1934 by Frederick A. Stokes Company
- History of Entomology in World War II by Emory C. Cushing - Dated 1957 by Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.)

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: $25.50
Lot 6434

$250
Title: Dr. A. Petermanns Mitteilungen aus Justus Perthes' geographischer Anstalt
Editor: Prof. Dr. A. Supan
Publisher: Justus Perthes (Gotha)
Printing Year: 1892 - 1896
Number of Volumes: 4 volume set (supplementary volumes XXII to XXIV)

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 6435

$35
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage ex-library children's books 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 6436

$18
Title: The Franks, from Their First Appearance in History to the Death of King Pepin
Author: Walter C. Perry
Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts (London)
Printing Year: 1857

Condition/Details: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards, this antique volume is a scarce history of the age of Charlemagne. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear, with rubbing to boards and loss of material to upper right-hand corner of front board. The book has reinforced hinges. This volume shows customary library markings on spine, endpapers, and throughout interior. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 508 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6437

$22
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique & vintage 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 6438

$45
Title: Bridgewater Treatises
Authors: Thomas Chalmers et al.
Publisher: William Pickering (London)
Printing Year: 1833 - 1839 First Edition
Number of Volumes: Complete 12 volume set

Notes: Bound in maroon cloth with bright gilt embossing, this antique set is a scarce original edition of a collection of theological writings that have come to be known as the "Bridgewater Treatises." Debates over the applicability of teleology to scientific questions came to a head in the nineteenth century, as Paley's argument about design came into conflict with radical new theories on the transmutation of species. In order to support the canonical scientific views at the time, which explored the natural world within Paley's framework of a divine designer, The Earl of Bridgewater, a gentleman naturalist, commissioned eight Bridgewater Treatises upon his deathbed to explore "the Power, Wisdom, and Goodness of God, as manifested in the Creation." The treatises are:

- The Adaptation of External Nature to the Moral and Intellectual Condition of Man, by Thomas Chalmers, D. D.
- On the Adaptation of External Nature to the Physical Condition of Man, by John Kidd, M. D.
- Astronomy and General Physics considered with reference to Natural Theology, by William Whewell, D. D.
- The Hand, its Mechanism and Vital Endowments as evincing Design, by Sir Charles Bell.
- Animal and Vegetable Physiology considered with reference to Natural Theology, by Peter Mark Roget.
- Geology and Mineralogy considered with reference to Natural Theology, by William Buckland, D.D.
- The Habits and Instincts of Animals with reference to Natural Theology, by William Kirby.
- Chemistry, Meteorology, and the Function of Digestion, considered with reference to Natural Theology, by William Prout, M.D.

In response to the claim in Whewell's treatise that "We may thus, with the greatest propriety, deny to the mechanical philosophers and mathematicians of recent times any authority with regard to their views of the administration of the universe," Charles Babbage published what he called The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise, "A Fragment." As his preface states, this volume was not part of that series, but rather his own reflections on the subject. He draws on his own work on calculating engines to consider God as a divine programmer setting complex laws underlying what we think of as miracles, rather than miraculously producing new species on a Creative whim. There was also a fragmentary supplement to this, posthumously published by Thomas Hill.

The works are of unequal merit; several of them took a high rank in apologetic literature, but they attracted considerable criticism. One notable critic of the Bridgewater Treatises was Edgar Allan Poe, who wrote Criticism. Robert Knox, the anatomist, referred to them as the "Bilgewater Treatises"; he was an idealist, and disliked the detailed and utilitarian explanations of the Treatises. The joke became commonplace, and can be found in Charles Darwin's correspondence. (background information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The work contains in-text illustrations. These ex-library volumes show significant external age/wear, with detached boards and/or splitting at hinges. A number of volumes lack spine covers. Text blocks are intact with lightly age toned pages that show occasional foxing. Antique library bookplates appear on front endpapers; card pockets are attached at rear. The books measure approximately 5 3/4" x 8 3/4". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $18.50
Lot 6439

$225
This auction lot includes the following group of First Edition signed titles:

- The Powers That Be by David Halberstam - Dated 1979 by Alfred A. Knopf - Light wear to edges of the dust jacket at the spine
- The Reckoning by David Halberstam - Dated 1986 by William Morrow and Company, Inc. - First Printing
- The Fifties by David Halberstam - Dated 1993 by Villard Books
- The Children by David Halberstam - Dated 1998 by Random House
- October 1964 by David Halberstam - Dated 1994 by Villard
- The Breaks of the Game by David Halberstam - Dated 1981 by Alfread A. Knopf
- The Amateurs by David Halberstam - Dated 1985 by William Morrow and Company, Inc. - First Printing
- Summer of '49 by David Halberstam - Dated 1989 by William Morrow and Company, Inc. - Unsigned 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: $16.50
Lot 6440

$130
Title: Boyhood: Scenes from Provincial Life
Author: J. M. Coetzee
Publisher: Viking
Printing Year: 1997 Signed first printing

Condition/Details: Bound in light blue quarter-cloth with white paper boards, this volume is a scarce autographed first of a fictionalized autobiographical work by John Maxwell Coetzee, and focuses on his years spent growing up in South Africa. J. M. Coetzee, a novelist, translator and literary critic, won the 2003 Nobel Prize in Literature and has been awarded the Booker Prize twice, first for "Life & Times of Michael K" in 1983, and again for "Disgrace" in 1999. The author's signature appears on the title page. The volume is in excellent condition, and is solidly bound with clean, bright pages. Dustjacket is intact and in mylar cover. The book measures approximately 6" x 8 3/4" and contains 166 pages. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $4.50
Lot 6441

$12
This auction lot includes the following group of titles:

- Book-Prices Current - Dated 1887-1896,1899, 1912 by Elliot Stock (London) - Blue cloth with gilt stamping; two volumes of five have splitting at gutters
- The Dictionary of Biographical Reference by Lawrence B. Phillips - Dated 1871 by Sampson Low, Son, & Marston (London) - 1/2 leather with marbled boards
- A Check List of Manuscripts in the Edward E. Ayer Collection by Ruth Lapham Butler - Dated 1937 by The Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) - 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: $18.50
Lot 6442

$20
Title: Brockhaus' Konversations-Lexikon
Publisher: F. A. Brockhaus (Leipzig)
Printing Year: 1901 - 1904
Number of Volumes: Complete 16 volume set plus 1 volume supplement

Notes: Rebound in half cloth with marbled boards and gilt lettering to spines, this antique set is a scarce early twentieth-century edition of this classic German-language reference work. This is the new and revised edition of the "Jubilaums-Ausgabe." The work is profusely illustrated with plates and in-text drawings. These ex-library volumes show mild external age/wear, and are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library bookplates appear on front boards and front endpapers. Rear flyleaves have withdrawal stamps in small type. Title pages are stamped. The books measure approximately 6 3/4" x 10". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $60.50
Lot 6443

$150
This shelf lot includes the very large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on Judaic 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 6444

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

- The Religious Education Association: Proceedings of the First Annual Convention, Chicago, February 10-12, 1903 - Dated 1903 by Executive Office of the Association (Chicago)
- The Materials of Religious Education: Being the Principal Papers Presented at, and the Proceedings of the Fourth General Convention of the Religious Education Association, Rochester, New York, February 5-7, 1907 - Dated 1907 by Executive Office of the Association - front hinge is cracked
- The Christian Ministry at the Close of the Nineteenth Century by Rev. A. N. Littlejohn - Dated 1884 by Thomas Whittaker - "The Bishop Paddock Lectures, 1884"
- Drink in 1914-1922: A Lesson in Control by Arthur Shadwell - Dated 1923 by Longmans, Green and Co.
- Natural Science and Religion: Two Lectures Delivered to the Theological School of Yale College by Asa Gray - Dated 1880 by Charles Scribner's Sons
- A Century with Youth: A History of the Y.M.C.A. from 1844 to 1944 by Sherwood Eddy - Dated 1944 by Association Press

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: $10.50
Lot 6445

$20
This shelf lot includes the large group of antique and vintage ex-library books on science 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 6446

$10
Title: Deutsches Bucherverzeichnis: Eine Zusammenfassung der im deutschen Buchhandel erschienenen Bucher, Zeitschriften und Landkarten. Nebst Stich- und Schalgwortregister
Publisher: Verlag des Borsenvereins der Deutschen Buchhandler zu Leipzig
Printing Year: 1916
Number of Volumes: Complete 2 volume set

Notes: Bound in quarter leather with bright gilt lettering to spine, this antique set is a scarce first-issue catalogue of the German book trader's association. These are the two first volumes that cover the years 1911 to 1914. This trade bibliography is heir to the 18th and 19th century publications, Hinrichs Katalog and Kaysers Vollständiges Bücher-Lexikon, and based on the same general plan as Kayser. These ex-library volumes show external age/wear, with spine cover of second volume detached at front gutter. These books are solidly bound with clean, lightly age-toned pages. Antique library spine label is is visible on spine; antique bookplates can be seen on front covers and front endpapers. Withdrawal stamps in small type appear on rear endpapers. Title pages bear library stamps and pencil markings. The books measure approximately 8" x 11". Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $15.50
Lot 6447

$40
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: $50.50
Lot 6448

$275
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 XXVI to XXIX)

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 6449

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

- The Sharpshooter Blues by Lewis Nordan - Dated 1995 by Algonquin Books (Chapel Hill, NC) - First Printing
- Just As I Thought by Grace Paley - Dated 1998 by Farrar, Straus, Giroux
- World's Fair by E.L. Doctorow - Dated 1985 by Random House
- Three Junes by Julia Glass - Dated 2002 by Pantheon - First Printing
- 'Tis by Frank McCourt - Dated 1999 by Scribner
- City of God by E.L. Doctorow - Dated 2000 by Random House

- Wonder Boys by Michael Chabon - Dated 1995 by Fourth Estate (London)

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: $12.50
Lot 6450

$90
Title: The History of Don Quixote
Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin (London)
Printing Year: circa 1880

Condition/Details: Bound in dark red cloth with bright gold stamping on the front board and spine, this antique folio volume is a scarce illustrated edition of Cervantes' great novel. The text of this edition was edited by J. W. Clark and also contains a biographical notice of Cervantes by T. Teignmouth Shore. The work is illustrated with many in-text drawings and full-page plates by Gustave Dore. This ex-library volume shows external age/wear. Hinges are cracked. Antique bookplate appears on front endpaper. Preliminary pages, frontispiece illustration and title page are detached. Lightly age-toned pages with gilt edges do not bear additional library markings. The book measures approximately 10" x 12 1/2" and contains 737 pages plus 6 pages of publisher's advertisements. Shipping cost (within the U.S.) for this lot will be: $10.50
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